ERIC Number: ED335993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Impacts of Study Abroad Programmes on Students and Graduates. Higher Education Policy Series 11, Volume 2.
Opper, Susan; And Others
This is the second volume of a report on the findings of an international research effort designed to analyze the structures and impact of study abroad programs offered by higher education institutions in France, West Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. This volume focuses primarily upon study abroad program participants, their characteristics and the effects that their experiences have on them. Chapter One describes the research methodology; namely, surveys of program participants before and after their experience. Chapter Two details the students' personal, academic, and social backgrounds. Chapter Three describes experiences of students in the study abroad programs. Chapter Four reviews the formal, academic goals of programs and assesses their success in relation to those goals with the exception of effects on foreign language proficiency which is the topic of Chapter Five. Chapter Six examines the cultural impacts of the study abroad experience on participants. Chapter Seven addresses the importance of these experiences on later careers. Chapter Eight sets out the results of a statistical analysis designed to identify some of the key determinants of changes in student competences related to study abroad. The final chapter presents conclusions. Many tables and figures supplement the text. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Age, Cultural Education, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Students, Higher Education, International Programs, Outcomes of Education, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Learning, Sex, Social Class, Study Abroad
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 13 Brunswick Centre, London WC1 England ($45.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: European Inst. of Education and Social Policy, Paris (France).
Identifiers: France; Sweden; United Kingdom; United States; West Germany
Note: For Volume 1 of this study, see HE 024 810.