ERIC Number: ED317471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
International Learning through an Organised Study Abroad Program: Goals, Processes and Effects of an Organised Study Program in the United States of America. Report of an Evaluation Research.
Dekker, Henk; Oostindie, Marga
This book presents a report of an evaluative study of an organized study abroad program. The problem addressed in this study is: what is the value of the United States of America/Netherlands Social Studies Student-Teachers Exchange Program 1987 with respect to both product and process? A preliminary literature study about internationalization of education was conducted in order to answer some fundamental questions about study abroad programs in general. The object of the research was a study visit to the United States by Dutch social studies student-teachers that consisted of two parts: (1) a one-week political education program by the Close Up Foundation, and (2) a two-week homestay plus educational activities presented by the University of Arkansas (Little Rock). Research methods used included questionnaires, observation, various reports, and interviews. Student opinions about the Close Up course in general were positive, and opinions about the University of Arkansas course and the homestay in general were mixed. Several recommendations for future efforts may help to improve the exchange program and its evaluation. Fifty-four references are included. The 24 appendices present detailed information about the study including evaluation instruments, various research findings, reports from diaries, and interviews. (AS)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of Groningen (Netherlands).; United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Close Up Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands