ERIC Number: ED330291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Culture, Learning, and the Disciplines.
Mestenhauser, Josef A., Ed.; And Others
The 18 author contributed papers examine orientation programs for foreign college and university students studying in the United States and for U.S. students preparing to study abroad. The marriage of theory and practice in addressing the two major issues of: (1) lack of agreement on standards for orientation; and (2) the common lack of student motivation to attend orientation programs is stressed. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Survey of University Orientation Programs for International Students and Scholars" (Inge Steglitz); "The Development of Preacademic Training Programs for Incoming Fulbright Students, 1951-1969" (James E. O'Driscoll); "Brief Course on America: An Orientation to the Study of American Culture" (Harvey Sarles); "Foreign Student Orientation at the University of Pennsylvania" (Ann Kuhlman); "Orientation Services Provided for A.I.D.-Sponsored Participants in Programs Administered by Partners for International Education and Training" (Judith A. Cadman); "Cross-Cultural Half-Way Houses: Orientation within Intensive English Programs" (Patricia Byrd); "Training International Students as Teaching Assistants" (Mark Landa); "The Experiential Approach to International Student Orientation" (Dario Gamboa); "Survey of University Orientation for American Students Going Abroad" (Karen Rosenquist Watts); "Something for Everyone: A Search for Common Denominators" (Jan Felsing); "The Orientation Retreat: Preparing 200 Students for Study in 20 Countries" (Sue K. Clarke); "A Three-Tiered Approach to Cross-Cultural Orientation for U.S. Students Preparing to Study Abroad" (Joseph O. Baker); "Orientation Development Project at the Experiment in International Living" (Julie Soquet); "Cross-Cultural Training in the Peace Corps" (Roger Nicholson); "The Navy Overseas Duty Support Program: An Organizational Approach to Cross-Cultural Orientation" (Sandra Mumford Fowler); "Concepts and Theories of Culture Learning" (Josef A. Mestenhauser); and "Adding the Disciplines: From Theory to Relevant Practice" (Mestenhauser). (JB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Orientation, Program Administration, School Orientation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Theories, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Agency for International Development; Experiment in International Living; Fulbright Exchange Program; Navy; Peace Corps; Saint Olaf College MN; University of Pennsylvania
Note: Most of the papers in this book were originally presented as papers at a conference sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange, the International Society for Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Interchanges, and Region IV of the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (Minneapolis, MN, November 1984).