ERIC Number: ED327101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Students: Catalyst for Reducing Parochialism.
Mauch, James E.
Foreign students make up an important, and growing, segment of higher education in the United States. Reasons why foreign students come to the United States to study include the following: (1) the United States offers a serious approach to higher education in which students receive appropriate training and generally are able to complete the training; (2) the United States is an open society; and (3) programs take a reasonable length of time to complete. The use of English, which is a language college students from foreign countries have generally studied, is also a consideration. To meet the needs of foreign graduate and professional students, universities in the United States should emphasize skills, academic values, and learning strategies, rather than moral or religious values; be open to foreign ideas; be expeditious; insist on good English and good English-language instruction; teach diversity of ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds; respect, honor, and help preserve the language and culture of the foreign student; orient foreign students' studies to the type of work they will be doing in their native countries; develop international exchange programs for both students and faculty; deal with United States' own ethnicity and parochialism; and engage in worldwide research and research on international issues. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Programs, Cultural Exchange, Educational Practices, Ethnic Groups, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Role of Education, Second Language Learning, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Needs, Values
James Mauch, Administrative and Policy Studies, 5s34 FQ, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Open Society