ERIC Number: ED401776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Increasing Women's Participation in International Scholarship Programs: An Analysis of Nine Case Studies. IIE Research Report Number Twenty-Seven.
Part of a larger study of women's participation in international scholarship and fellowship programs, this volume describes and profiles women's participation in nine programs: (1) the American Association of University Women International Fellows Program; (2) America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST); (3) African Training for Leadership and Advanced Skills (ATLAS); (4) Caribbean and Latin American Scholarship Program (CLASP) of the U.S. Agency for International Development; (5) Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program; (6) Fulbright Graduate Fellowship Program; (7) Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program; (8) MacArthur/Ford/Hewlett-supported Regional Program of Graduate Fellowships in the Social Sciences for Mexicans and Central Americans; and (9) Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships. Each profile provides background information on the program, describes policy on women's participation, and makes observations on women's participation, including statistics. A concluding chapter summarizes salient findings of the study which include: access to information is fundamental to any meaningful attempt to increase women's participation; mandates do matter; fairness particularly in the selection process is essential, and the key to fairness is professionalism; terms and conditions of scholarship have an impact on women's decisions to apply for and/or accept such awards; and even as programs seek to facilitate the greater participation of women, they are not well equipped to help their alumnae build upon their achievements once they return home. Proceedings of a December 4, 1995 symposium on this topic are summarized in an appendix. (MSE)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Case Studies, Developing Nations, Fellowships, Females, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Program Descriptions, Scholarships, Sex Differences, Surveys, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.