ERIC Number: ED060294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Mouzakkirah bisha'n ri'ayah al'mab'outhin lil-dirassah wa'l tadrib bil-Kharig (Memorandum on State Responsibilities in Respect to Students Abroad).
Ministry of Higher Education, Cairo (United Arab Republic).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a memorandum issued by the Ministry of Higher Education in cooperation with the Higher Committee for Study Abroad discussing Egyptian students abroad. The memo is conscious of problems faced by the student overseas: length of time spent in travel formalities; lack of facilities for students on scholarships in the host countries; lack of familiarity with the language of the host country; lack of adequate financial support; travelling facilities for wives; desire of students to complete their postgraduate studies abroad; reluctance of some students to return home after graduation. These problems should be tackled by the establishment of proper supervision for students proceeding abroad, who should be introduced before their departure to the linguistic, national, social, and educational aspects of their mission in two four-month briefing sessions to be held each year. Familiarity with the language of the host country may be achieved by taking courses. The memo also calls for national, educational, and social supervision of students while abroad. Since 1963, Egyptian student associations provided a unifying link with home in every host nation where enough Egyptians were attending school. The students who want to stay abroad usually do so for higher degrees, better pay, or foreign wives. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Government Role, Higher Education, Non English Speaking, Student Attitudes, Student Organizations, Study Abroad, Supervisory Methods
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Ministry of Higher Education, Cairo (United Arab Republic).