ERIC Number: ED338145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Missing the Boat: The Failure To Internationalize American Higher Education.
Goodwin, Craufurd D.; Nacht, Michael
This book reports the results of an investigation into the internationalization of U.S. higher education through the experience of faculty, using impressions and data from extensive campus visits and interviews at 37 institutions nationwide, and data from 4 previous studies. Chapter 1 reviews historical trends in higher education internationalization. Chapter 2 describes the types of faculty who do participate in international experiences and those who tend not to participate. Chapter 3 looks at costs and benefits to participants from a personal and professional standpoint. Chapter 4 explores the campus attitudes of central administration, faculty, deans and department chairs, students, and external agents. Chapter 5 looks at the obstacles to international experiences including finding funding, institutional rules and practices, pertinent features of the national scene, and conditions overseas. Chapter 6 sets forth issues that deserve the attention of those at a policy making level. Chapter 7 provides case studies of five institutions with programs offering international experiences: Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts; Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Massachusetts; Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon; University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; and the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. Chapter 8 offers an overview of the subject, conclusions, and recommendations. Included are an appendix listing the institutions visited and an index. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Study Abroad, Teacher Exchange Programs
Cambridge University Press, 110 Midland Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573 ($39.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Bunker Hill Community College MA; Lewis and Clark College OR; University of Washington; Wheaton College MA