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ERIC Number: EJ1127376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 6
Joining Hands across the Seas: The Genesis of IASAS
Ludeman, Roger B.
Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, v2 n1 p67-74 2014
In this article, Roger Ludeman outlines the personal and organisational journey he took with many friends of student affairs and services around the world to envision and then create a new global professional association--the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS). During its 20 years of development, IASAS has come to serve as a platform that promotes and allows discussion of issues and best practices in the field: higher education student affairs and services. No matter that there are great differences in delivery methods, breadth of service, views of the student, and sometimes conceptual underpinnings, when focusing on the student, all these differences are celebrated in the context of common values, and make for interesting discussions by practitioners coming from over 30 countries. Herein, Ludeman, privileged to be at the centre of most of the efforts to form IASAS, provides a personal and reflexive account of the genesis of IASAS.
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Student Personnel Services, International Organizations, Organizational Objectives, Intellectual History, International Cooperation, Professional Identity, Global Approach, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa