ERIC Number: ED209751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
International Students in the Independent School . . . A Handbook.
Committee on Boarding Schools, Boston, MA.; National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
To strengthen private elementary and secondary schools' recruitment and education of international students, this handbook offers guidelines for solving potential problems involved in recruiting, admitting, teaching, and providing services for international students. Its first chapter defines international students as those whose cultural experiences differ markedly from those of traditional American students. Also discussed is the school's responsibility to analyze its reasons for wanting international students and to prepare itself for change in order to meet these students' needs. Chapter two reviews problems in admission policies and procedures as well as questions about graduation requirements, credentials evaluation, and English language proficiency. In chapter three the authors provide tips on recruiting international students through overseas contacts or trips abroad. Curriculum changes and student support services are covered next, including staff and student orientation, advising and counseling of international students, academic program changes, discipline, medical services, food, and billing and other business concerns. Chapter five examines college placement responsibilities, such as academic planning, testing, and financial aid application. The final chapter discusses immigration law and procedures and the obligations of schools and students. Seventeen appendices present checklists, directories, bibliographies, and other resources. (RW)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Curriculum Development, Educational Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Guidelines, Private Schools, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment
National Association of Independent Schools, 18 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Committee on Boarding Schools, Boston, MA.; National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.