ERIC Number: ED356373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-23
Reference Count: N/A
Exchange Programs. Observations on International Educational, Cultural, and Training Exchange Programs. Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Operations, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. Statement of Joseph E. Kelley, Director-in-Charge, International Affairs Issues, National Security and International Affairs Division.
Kelley, Joseph E.
This document reports testimony at a Congressional hearing held to elicit information on international exchange programs. The testimony describes the international exchange and training or cultural programs funded partially or fully by the U.S. Government, using the 1990 report of the U.S. Information Agency (USIA). The information survey included 16 agencies that reported spending about $660 million for about 80 exchange or training programs for about 41,000 people in fiscal year 1992. The testimony gives a brief overview of the programs and cites some agency managers' concerns about possible program duplication and lack of flexibility, especially in Support for Eastern European Democracy programs or congressionally mandated programs. Appended to the report is a list of the U.S.-funded international exchange and training programs sponsored by the following: Agency for International Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Inter-American Foundation, the Department of the Interior, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Department of State, and the USIA. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Government Role, Hearings, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Student Exchange Programs, Technical Assistance
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of National Security and International Affairs.