ERIC Number: ED319340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
A Domestic/International Field Center for Intercultural Education in Built Environment: Final Report.
During the 2.5 years the project was in operation, the International Center for Culture and Environment (Santa Fe, New Mexico) provided courses concerned with aspects of intercultural communication related to environmental design and planning to students and practitioners from 15 U.S. states and 15 foreign countries. Courses were provided in three formats: semester-length courses, summer courses, and short seminars on selected subjects. Students in semester and summer courses spent about half their time working on field projects in Northern New Mexico. Several principles were incorporated into field work to increase relevancy in developing nations. These included community initiation of projects, community involvement, rapid research techniques, rapid problem definiton and cooperation, and establishment of an international network of information exchange. The need to market the program was identified along with other evaluation results that indicate the program was a qualified success. Appendixes include a formative evaluation of the project's first two years. (DB)
Descriptors: Architecture, Building Design, Community Involvement, Course Content, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Environmental Influences, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Programs, International Education, Physical Environment, Research Methodology, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. Urban Research Center.