ERIC Number: ED095935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
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The Foreign Student Program in Florida Public Community Colleges.
Cooney, David T.
The purposes of this study were to: (1) determine the essential elements of foreign student programs as they now exist in Florida community colleges; (2) identify and compare the essential elements of an effective foreign student program as perceived by community college presidents, members of boards of trustees, and foreign student advisors; (3) compare these essential elements as they now exist with the essential elements of an effective foreign student program; and (4) develop, from an analysis of the research findings, recommendations for a foreign student program which will better serve the needs and objectives of the Florida community college system. Two questionnaires were designed for use in the study: a checklist to describe the current involvement of community colleges in a foreign-student program; and an additional questionnaire using a Likert-type scale to identify the perceptions of the respondents. Five categories, including general policies and procedures, admissions, services, instruction, and cultural impact were studied. Data were collected from the 28 public community colleges in Florida during the spring term of 1973. The results of the study showed that although foreign students may not be actively encouraged to attend all of the Florida community colleges, there appears to be some agreement between attitudes and actual practices. Twenty of the colleges make reference in their catalogs to foreign students. Conclusions and recommendations are provided. The checklist of policies and procedures, the attitude questionnaire, and census information relating to foreign students are given in appendixes. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida