ERIC Number: ED305835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
International Education: What Is It? A Taxonomy of International Education of U.S. Universities. CIEE Occasional Papers on International Educational Exchange No. 23, Forum Series.
The many facets of international education and the interrelationships within that field are examined in this taxonomy. The concept of international education varies greatly, and a consensus regarding definition and representation is important if the proponents and participants of international education are to speak knowledgeably among themselves. A common terminology should facilitate communication between the practitioners and funding sources such as the U.S. Congress and private foundations. The sub-parts comprising international education are described: (1) international studies (including all studies involving the teaching or research of foreign areas and their languages); (2) international educational exchange (involving American students and faculty studying, teaching, and doing research abroad and foreign faculty and students studying, teaching, and doing research in the United States); and (3) technical assistance (involving American faculty and staff working to develop institutions and human resources abroad, primarily in Third World countries). There are few particular national organizations that combine the three major sub-parts of international education. Organizing international education people or groups requires distinguishing the different types of people who compose each part of international education, their professional backgrounds, their professional associations, and their normal funding sources. (SM)
Descriptors: Classification, College Faculty, College Students, Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Financial Support, Foreign Students, Global Approach, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, International Cooperation, International Education, Research, Study Abroad
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see HE 022 368-370.