ERIC Number: ED200508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
International Education Programs of the U.S. Government: An Inventory.
Wiprud, Helen R., Comp.
This publication describes 181 international education programs sponsored by the United States government. A program is considered an international education program in this inventory if it fosters understanding and/or cooperation between the United States and another country or countries through education, which is broadly defined to include training. To gather information, a questionnaire was sent to the director of each federal agency whose general function might conceivably indicate possible administration of an international education program. Of the 70 agencies contacted, 28 responded. Programs are organized by their administering agency: ACTION; Department of Agriculture; Civil Aeronautics Board; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Export-Import Bank; Federal Communications Commission; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; Department of the Interior; International Communication Agency; Japan-United States Friendship Commission; Department of Labor; Library of Congress; National Academy of Sciences; National Endowment for the Arts; National Endowment for the Humanities; National Science Foundation; National Transportation Safety Board; Office of Personnel Management; Postal Service; Small Business Administration; Smithsonian Institution; Department of State; Tennessee Valley Authority; Department of Transportation; Department of the Treasury; and the Veterans Administration. For each agency there is a section that gives the purpose and scope of the agency's activities and services and specific programs. The specific program descriptions then follow. Information provided includes the name, address, and telephone number of the unit administering the program; a description of the program activities, primary beneficiaries, and any international travel involved; legislative information--the name of the authorizing act and its Public Law number; funding source and amount; and data concerning the number of projects or participants in a program preferably broken down by country or region. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Exchange Programs, Federal Programs, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, International Studies
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Committee on Education, Washington, DC. International Education Task Force.