ERIC Number: ED183464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Flexibility--Key to Administering Fulbright-Hayes Exchange Program. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The booklet describes and presents recommendations for improving the Fulbright-Hays exchange program. The program comprises an international visitor program and a two-way exchange of research scholars, lecturers, teachers, and graduate students. The major objective of the program is to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries. The document is presented in eight chapters. Chapter I introduces the program, explains administrative procedures and objectives, and defines the scope of the report. Chapter II summarizes findings and conclusions of the report including that the decentralized nature of the program renders most generalizations meaningless, most segments of the program are suffering from financial cutbacks, and decisions regarding practices in the field should be made whenever possible by people most familiar with circumstances in a particular country. Chapter III outlines selection processes. Chapter IV explains participant orientation and assistance procedures. Chapter V comments on adequacy of allowances to various groups of grantees. Chapter VI focuses on methods of evaluating various program functions. Chapter VII presents comments by the International Communication Agency on administering the teacher exchange program. The final chapter explains the international visitor aspect of the program. (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Educational Objectives, Exchange Programs, Government Role, Grants, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Management by Objectives, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Student Exchange Programs, Teacher Exchange Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.