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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN SELECTED FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGES

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Date Issued:
1980
Summary:
Community and junior colleges are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of adding international dimensions to the curriculum. As community-based institutions, the community colleges have begun to recognize the importance of education for international understanding. Community college presidents, national organizations, and government officials have cited international education as a priority for two-year institutions in the corning decade. The purpose of this study was to research international education programs at the eight Florida community and junior colleges which held membership in the Florida Collegiate Consortium for International / Intercultural Education during 1979. The international education officers were queried regarding the status of international education within their institutions. Seven of the eight officers cited the commitment of the president of the college as a major factor contributing to their college's involvement in international education. International student programs and efforts to increase the international nature of the curriculum were cited as the most important areas of international education by seven of those interview-ed. Other persons within each institution who are also involved in international education programs were identified. None of the colleges researched have developed evaluation procedures for international education programs. Faculty-related problems were most often cited by those interviewed as internal problems impeding international programs. Finally, the international education officers were optimistic regarding the future of internatioral education in Florida community colleges. More than one-third (37.5 percent) of Broward Community College 1977-78 graduates did not receive credit in a single international course. Student enrollment in international courses was found to vary according to student major.
Title: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN SELECTED FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
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Name(s): Greene, William E.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Cook, Joseph B., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 1980
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 172 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Community and junior colleges are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of adding international dimensions to the curriculum. As community-based institutions, the community colleges have begun to recognize the importance of education for international understanding. Community college presidents, national organizations, and government officials have cited international education as a priority for two-year institutions in the corning decade. The purpose of this study was to research international education programs at the eight Florida community and junior colleges which held membership in the Florida Collegiate Consortium for International / Intercultural Education during 1979. The international education officers were queried regarding the status of international education within their institutions. Seven of the eight officers cited the commitment of the president of the college as a major factor contributing to their college's involvement in international education. International student programs and efforts to increase the international nature of the curriculum were cited as the most important areas of international education by seven of those interview-ed. Other persons within each institution who are also involved in international education programs were identified. None of the colleges researched have developed evaluation procedures for international education programs. Faculty-related problems were most often cited by those interviewed as internal problems impeding international programs. Finally, the international education officers were optimistic regarding the future of internatioral education in Florida community colleges. More than one-third (37.5 percent) of Broward Community College 1977-78 graduates did not receive credit in a single international course. Student enrollment in international courses was found to vary according to student major.
Identifier: 11747 (digitool), FADT11747 (IID), fau:8678 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1980.
College of Education
Subject(s): International education--Florida
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