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ERIC Number: ED112962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Foreign Study and the Community College.
White, John Franklin
In order to examine the status of foreign study in American junior and community colleges, a questionnaire was developed and distributed to 225 institutions in the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, eliciting an 80 percent level of response. Duplicate questionnaires were sent to Academic Affairs and Student Affairs offices in each of the community colleges polled. Results indicated that more than 50 two-year institutions in the survey region are in some measure involved in foreign study activity. Unfortunately, few community colleges engage in follow-up studies on students who take part in such programs, which hinders further programmatic development. Community colleges, unlike many senior institutions, tend to provide short-term programs abroad (under eight weeks). Most community colleges stated that foreign programs were "organized and administered by the institution in cooperation with private travel agencies." This plan seems to explain the decided travel rather than foreign study character of many community college programs, which tends to cause credit transferral problems with receiving senior institutions. The development of college-wide advisory committees and more interinstitutional cooperation between community colleges are recommended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A