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ERIC Number: ED032822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 7
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Antioch Education Abroad: An Evaluation.
Oldt, Esther A.
The Antioch Education Abroad (AEA) program extended overseas the same experimental pattern of liberal education as practiced at Antioch. This included a planned sequence of study, work, and community living, individualized program options for all qualified students, and financial planning to make a year abroad possible at no more cost to a student than a campus year. The pattern proved workable and, since 1964, about one-half of each graduating class has been on AEA. Because rapid expansion of international education at Antioch and nationally has provoked many questions, the report describes some of the controversial issues in the academic area with reference to AEA's experience. AEA students studied and worked on all continents, adapting their schedules to differing university calendars. According to AEA alumni, educational objectives of the program were achieved. Crediting and evaluation were usually based on examinations and/or professorial statements from schools overseas. Self selection proved successful. AEA students were of high academic quality and remained so during their study abroad and after their return to Antioch. The incorporation of experience abroad into campus structures was one of the weakest aspects of the program. However, the international emphasis of Antioch and its foreign language course offerings rose considerably. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Antioch Coll., Yellow Springs, OH. Office of Program Development and Research in Education.