ERIC Number: ED413833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
FIPSE Program To Promote Exchange of Future Leaders in European and American Higher Education.
Ratcliff, James L.
This report describes a joint project among two U.S. universities, a university in the Netherlands, and one in London, England, designed to prepare U.S. students of higher education policy with an understanding, appreciation, and analytic knowledge of the effect of the unification of Europe on higher education policy, as well as give European students who choose to specialize their policy research studies in the area of higher education policy an enhanced understanding of the relevant research, practice, and experience of American higher education. The program consists of seminars, workshops, and advanced graduate study in European and American higher education policy. The institutions work collaboratively to exchange researchers, faculty, students, and scholarly or pedagogical materials, and to develop joint research or technical assistance/training activities. The report notes that students who participated in the program spoke highly of the exchange opportunity. However, one challenge still to be faced are differing European and American purposes; the American institutions emphasize opportunity to study abroad, while the European emphasis is on distance education. (Author/JLS)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Political Influences, Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.; Syracuse City School District, NY.; Twente Univ., Enschede (Netherlands). Center for Higher Education Policy Studies.; Open Univ., London (England). Quality Support Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United Kingdom (England)