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ERIC Number: ED112664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Overseas Summer Study Programs: What Students, Parents and Principals Should Ask.
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.
This pamphlet offers questions, comments and suggestions to guide high school principals and high school students and their parents in evaluating overseas summer study programs. The main questions one should ask are: (1) Who is the program operator and how do you check him out? (2) What are the aims and objectives of the program? (3) What is the program of study? (4) How does the program actually operate? and (5) What are the financial and administrative arrangements? A final word of caution points out that due to the absence of an overall effective accrediting group, no uniformly accepted standards or controls exist; therefore, "let the buyer beware." This is meant to warn against and help identify self-seeking organizations with little or no interest in education or experience in the development of sound, well-balanced educational tours. Frustration, financial loss and educationally weak experiences can be avoided by careful examination of travel study offerings. (TL)
Descriptors: Field Trips, High School Students, Pamphlets, Parent Responsibility, Parents, Principals, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Study Abroad, Summer Programs, Tourism, Travel
NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.