ERIC Number: ED368607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Established Guidelines and Standards for International Education Travel and Exchange Programs for Students. Report of the Department of Education to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virgina. House Document No. 25.
Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond. House.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
This study of existing guidelines and standards for international travel by students in local school divisions is the result of a Virginia Department of Education team effort over four months. The interdisciplinary team reviewed guidelines and standards for international travel and student exchange programs from major organizations and developed recommendations. The document includes a preface, executive summary, historical background, local concerns, a review of existing guidelines and standards, a discussion of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) programs, and recommendations. Historical background shows increasing student travel abroad. Numerous organizations responded to student travel by developing tours or exchange programs to foreign countries. The variety in travel programs caused a need for guidelines and standards for evaluation purposes. Several groups provide guidelines and standards. The most comprehensive and widely accepted guidelines are those provided by the CSIET. Because this Council revaluates member organizations each year and publishes its results as public information, this report recommends the standards of the CSIET to local school divisions. The guidelines are meant to serve as a reference for local school divisions. Programs are judged by: (1) educational perspective; (2) organizational profile; (3) financial responsibility; (4) promotion; (5) student selection and orientation; (6) student placement; (7) operations; (8) student insurance; and (9) adherence to government regulations. Because the CSIET standards are thorough, comprehensive, widely accepted, and consistently updated, they are recommended to local Virginia school divisions for answering questions and making decisions concerning international travel for students. Appendices include a list of resource personnel and a list of seven resource agencies. (DK)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond. House.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers: Council on Standards for Internat Educ Travel; Virginia