ERIC Number: ED330293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Students from Developing Countries in U.S. Science Departments. A Handbook for Department Chairs and Faculty Members.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
This guide is intended to assist college faculty members working with graduate students from developing nations who may need help bridging the gap between their educational backgrounds and the requirements of graduate science programs which are primarily planned for U.S. students. Differences are noted in the pre-graduate school training of such foreign students including a highly specialized and theoretical training with heavy dependance on rote memorization and little experience with problem solving and practical laboratory skills. Since foreign students returning to their countries will most likely have to function as scientists, teachers, and managers, a broadened education including courses in business and management, summer seminars expressly for foreign graduate students, and continued professional contacts with their academic advisors are among the suggestions offered. These topics are addressed in several sections titled: "Selection"; "Communication with Admitted Students"; "Selection of Advisors: A Note to Department Chairmen"; "Some Cross-Cultural Considerations of Foreign Students: A Note to Advisors"; "Practical Training"; and "Preparation for Careers in Science in Developing Countries." Includes 29 References. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.