ERIC Number: ED180386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The American Undergraduate, Off-Campus and Overseas: A Study of the Educational Validity of Such Programs. CIEE Occasional Papers on International Educational Exchange No. 20.
Hull, W. Frank, IV; And Others
Specific goals sought by a group of off-campus study program directors were identified in an effort to develop an appropriate instrument for assessing whether the student participants perceived these goals as having been actualized within themselves. An Individual Opinion Inventory was developed for this purpose. Students participating in overseas programs and domestic off-campus programs were surveyed. Variables that are considered include: demographic characteristics; previous off-campus experience; program characteristics; student attitudes; and consequences of the program. Student responses were gathered before and after the off-campus experiences. Statistical data are tabulated and comparisons of these responses are discussed. The results indicate that as a consequence of the students' educational experiences, many behavioral and attitudinal changes were apparent. Generally these changes involved an increased awareness of others, and of other cultures. The off-campus students tended to recommend their programs highly. It was also noted that no clear or general superiority of off-campus overseas programs was demonstrated over off-campus domestic programs in altering student-reported perceptions of the affective areas under consideration. It is suggested that more changes may have occurred during the domestic programs than during the overseas programs. Appended are lists of majors and minors, foreign locations, domestic locations, and higher education institutions represented in the sample. A bibliography is included. (SF)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Geographic Location, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Nontraditional Education, Off Campus Facilities, Program Effectiveness, Student Development, Student Experience, Study Abroad
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.
Note: For related document see HE 012 125