ERIC Number: ED218987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Overseas Student Question. Studies for a Policy.
Williams, Peter, Ed.
Britain's role and policies with regard to foreign students is examined with the intention of gathering facts about the composition and characteristics of the foreign student body and the cost to the British economy, exploring the various dimensions of British obligations in having the students, and discussing the basis for a long-term policy which will secure their interests while controlling costs. Following the preface and foreword, papers include: "The Emergence of the Problem: An Editorial Introduction"; "Overseas Students in Britain: The Background" (Peter Williams); "The Economic Costs and Benefits of Overseas Students" (Mark Blaug); "Overseas Students and British Commercial Interests"; "Overseas Students: The Foreign Policy Implications" (William Wallace); "The Needs and Desires of Developing Countries for Foreign Study Facilities: Some Reflections" (Guy Hunter); "Study Abroad and Development Policy--An Enquiry" (John Oxenham); "Foreign Student Flows and Policies in an International Perspective" (Alan Smith, Christine Woesler de Panafieu and Jean-Pierre Jarousse); and "Conclusion: The Way Ahead." Several conclusions are cited, such as: emphasis should be placed in all financial aid programs on the academic quality of the recipient; general awards for more advanced courses are to be preferred to those for lower level work; and country of origin is clearly one of the most important criteria for allocation of awards. Appendix A includes a survey of foreign students in Britain in 1980 by Mark Blaug and Maureen Woodhall. Appendix B contains statistics. Notes on the Overseas Student Trust, a bibliography, and an index are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: College Students, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Educational Policy, Foreign Policy, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Study Abroad
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Great Britain