ERIC Number: ED262699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
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Third World Students and United States Educational Institutions.
Patterson, Barbara C.
Individual and societal outcomes that result from study in the United States by students from developing countries are considered, and recommendations concerning study in the United States are offered for Third World countries and U.S. institutions. Attention is directed to effects on the individual, the host institution and the United States, the home society, and intersocietal and international relations. In addition to improving language skills of students from non-English-speaking countries, individual student benefits include: an American education may provide graduates opportunities for influential positions in their home countries; the student may expand their views concerning social institutions and values; and the student makes contacts and learns to use resources that are helpful in professional activities. It is recommended that Third World countries analyze more seriously the impact of an American education on their students' attitudes, values, and interests. Third World officials should also establish ongoing dialogue with U.S. college curricula planners and student personnel workers. U.S. institutions should make greater efforts to involve Third World alumni in the support of scholarship programs, emergency loan funds, and other approaches to meet Third World students' needs. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United States