ERIC Number: ED109912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
Values and Desiderata of the Cultural Exchange Program with Romania.
Cultural exchange programs are beneficial to the participating students, professors, and countries, provided that the programs are administered in a way designed to achieve the objectives most usefully. In Romania, the question must be discussed of the role, for example, of American literature in the curricula of the universities, types of materials and courses, and the types of necessary support from the Romanian educational authorities and the American Embassy. In America the question of placement of Romanian scholars and methods of selection must be a matter of serious and continuing concern. In the past, while the programs have been valuable, much of the planning has been ad hoc. This paper tries to suggest specific areas where concerted effort, serious forethought, and long-range planning can add to the value of the programs. Among other suggestions are: a Xerox center for materials for Eastern Europe, increased book allowances, trained State Dept. personnel in charge, and ways of avoiding problems which have arisen in the past. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Identifiers - Location: Romania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act Title VI