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ERIC Number: EJ815693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
International Education and Developing Countries: Research and Educational Collaboration in the Field
Kennedy, John
Journal of Political Science Education, v3 n3 p223-236 Sep 2007
Conducting collaborative fieldwork between American researchers and foreign scholars in developing countries is a difficult prospect for political scientists. Yet, we can use our knowledge and position at an American university to contribute to the academic community in our areas of study and establish lasting personal and institutional ties with our host institutions. This article proposes several ways in which a collaborative-training and research program that can help American professors and students develop long-term relationships with their overseas colleagues. First, direct involvement in training local students and faculty from our host institutions can improve the quality of our data and research. Second, American scholars can reduce host university costs by developing institutional ties with smaller more enthusiastic host universities rather than the top academic institutions in their respective host countries. Third, we can teach American students how to practice collaborative-training research. Whether our political science students go on to become academics, government officials, or business consultants, the relationships they establish in developing countries can last well beyond their academic career. (Contains 1 figure and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China