ERIC Number: ED223595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-6
Reference Count: 0
Group Projects Abroad Planning, Orientation, Working With the Host Government.
Advice is given for institutions applying for Group Projects Abroad (GPA) grants. Information is based on the successfuil planning and implementation of projects for preservice teachers in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. An outline and discussion is offered of factors that must be carefully examined to assure success of a GPA proposal: (1) quality of the support program of the institution submitting the proposal; (2) clarity and concurrence in program design if a consortium is involved; (3) clarity and concurrence in the program expectations and parameters by participants and supervisors in the local institution; (4) access to and development of firm support in the host country; (5) quality of pre-departure orientation; and (6) the viability and feasibility of logistics for the seminar. It is emphasized that the submitting institution must have adequate resources to prepare the participants, to plan a significant educational overseas program, and to guarantee perseverance in group followup activities upon their return. Goals of the program must be realistic and relevant to the objectives of the submitting institution's educational program development. Planning with the host country must be thorough and initiated far in advance of the time of the project. Participants must understand fully the expectations held by the project director regarding their responsibilities before, during, and after the seminar. (JD)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Grantsmanship, Group Activities, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Orientation Materials, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Implementation, Proposal Writing, School Responsibility, Seminars, Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Group Projects Abroad
Note: Paper presented at the African Studies Association (Washington, DC, November 6, l982).