ERIC Number: ED233780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
International Education and the U.S. Community College: From Optional to Integral. Junior College Resource Review, Spring 1983.
King, Maxwell; Fersh, Seymour
Citing recent literature and programs, this resource review considers the factors contributing to the increased emphasis on international education in the community colleges, highlights some of the programs and cooperative efforts advancing international education, and provides a list of the resources and organizations available to help community colleges implement international education. After stressing the importance of international education for the well-being of the world community, the review provides information on the growth of foreign student enrollments in two-year colleges, the increasing importance of foreign tourists and trade to the U.S. economy, and the implications of technical assistance and educational exchange programs for community colleges. Following statements from the leadership of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) concerning international education, a number of national and regional consortia devoted to international education are discussed. Next, selected publications examining the status and development of international education are cited, and the information resources of the AACJC and the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges are recommended. Concluding comments urge community colleges to provide leadership in international education. A bibliography, lists of the addresses of 10 international education consortia and of other organizations and agencies providing assistance and information, and an annotated resources list are included. (AYC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.