ERIC Number: ED399868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Methods and Skills for Research on Foreign Educational Systems. A Report on the NASFA/EAIE 1994 Seminars (Coral Gables, Florida, June 3-5 [and] Cambridge, England, United Kingdom, November 22-23). PIER World Education Series.
Aldrich-Langen, Caroline, Ed.
The report presents results of two seminars, held in Miami (Florida) and Cambridge (England), in which representatives of two groups, The European Association for International Education and the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs: Association of International Educators, met for intensive discussion of the methods for and design of research on foreign educational systems. This inquiry emerged from the need to improve credential evaluation for admission, placement, and transfer of students across systems. The first seminar focused on content needed in a monograph describing a country's educational system, and resulted in a generic model outline or table of contents, which was tested and refined using the examples of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. The second seminar group tested the model outline further against Ghana and South Africa, and continued to discuss and develop a generic model for planning and executing a research project, from problem identification to production of the monograph. The model outline and recommended research strategies are presented here, with notes on adaptations for projects in the five countries noted. Appended materials include a worksheet for gathering information, background papers on research methods, designs, and strategies, participant reports and observations, and a list of seminar participants. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Certification, College Admission, College Credits, College Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Models, Policy Formation, Research Methodology, Student Placement, Technical Education, Transfer Policy, Transfer Students, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; NAFSA - Association of International Educators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Brazil; Chile; Ghana; Mexico; South Africa