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ERIC Number: ED186305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research on International Interchanges: Recommendations from the President's Commission Experience.
Burn, Barbara B.
This report by the President's Commission reviews literature on educational international exchanges and makes recommendations for further research. International exchanges include exchanges in both directions and at all levels: high school, college undergraduate and graduate studies, and overseas teaching and research by school, college, and university staff. The commission found that research on international exchange is limited. A survey of the Fulbright Alumni Association, however, created much data for the evaluation of that program. Studies conducted by the General Accounting Office, the Rockefeller Foundation ("Corners of a Foreign Field"), the Ford Foundation ("International Studies Review: A Staff Study") relate mainly to overseas research by American scholars. The lack of new research on undergraduate study reflects the limited amount of federal funds which have gone to this sector. Thus, the President's Commission has recommended research to include data on the extent of international exchange, impact of teacher exchanges on curricula and teaching approaches, and impact of pupil experience on values and foreign language acquisition. At the undergraduate level studies should also include sex, major field, types of programs, students' financial circumstances, impact on choice of major or career, graduate study, and predeparture preparation. Faculty and scholar exchange research needs to focus on the contribution to foreign language and international studies programs. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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