ERIC Number: ED332948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Young Diplomats Program 1983-84/1988-89. OREA Report.
Mei, Dolores; And Others
The Young Diplomats Program (Y.D.P.) is an international exchange program between the New York City Public School System and several foreign countries. Students in grades K through 12, but largely in grades 8 through 12, participate in student exchanges or pen-pal programs. This publication describes the program and examines the organization and the types of pre- and post-exchange activities involved, and provides a career profile of the participants, their perceptions of their effectiveness; and their perceptions of the impact of the program. A total of 545 students who had participated in the program were surveyed, and of these 211 responded. In regard to the characteristics of the participants, it was found that they were professionally oriented, collegebound, self-directed individuals. They reported that the exchange program affected them in positive and life-lasting ways, influencing important aspects of their decision-making about college and occupational futures. Most participants felt more confident in themselves, more knowledgeable about international concerns, and more culturally sensitive as a result of their experience. (NL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.