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ERIC Number: ED080428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Ninth Annual Report of the Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Foreign Affairs.; Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, DC.
The promise and problems inherent in exchange activities are reviewed, subjects which the Commission has focused attention upon are listed, and important questions about the exchange process are raised in this report which describes education and cultural exchange in 1972. The recent importance of cultural exchange is illustrated by such events as President Nixon's visit to the People's Republic of China; the U.S./U.S.S.R. agreement in regard to the exploration of space, U.S. aid to refugees in East Pakistan and Bangladesh; and the more general technological and cultural sharing by nations. Recent topics focused upon by the Commission include the potential for educational and cultural interchange with the People's Republic of China, programs in teaching English as a second language, and the need for data banks containing information on activities in educational and cultural exchange. A major air of the Commission is to raise and pursue important questions about the exchange process. Ten questions are enumerated which concern such matters as whether exchange programs can contribute to peace between antagonistic nations, expand understanding, moderate conflicts, and contribute to more open societies. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Foreign Affairs.; Advisory Commission on International Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, DC.