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South African Education Program [microform] : An Evaluation Report / Florence C. Ladd
Bib ID 5470466
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Ladd, Florence C
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
122 p. 

Consequences of participation in the South African Education Program, which enabled 290 South Africans to study in the United States between 1979 and 1985, were evaluated. Attention was directed to outcomes of participation and the educational experience and intellectual and social growth experienced by the students and alumni, who were Black (i.e., African, colored or mixed race, and Indian) South Africans. Data were derived from students' applications, interviews, questionnaires, and observations. Central to the evaluation were interviews conducted with 30 new students and 40 alumni (interviewed in South Africa). Findings included: students were adequately equipped for study in U.S. colleges; orientation programs in South Africa and at Denison University helped in their preparation and adaptation; alumni built satisfactory academic records; students reported increased knowledge from exposure to courses, readings, and technology unavailable to them in South Africa; and students reported positive feelings from having competed successfully with white students. Five recommendations based on participants' suggestions are offered, including monitoring the progress of the foreign students, increasing the number of students admitted annually, and exploring sources of aid for dependents' travel. (SW)


Availability: Institute of International Education, South African Education Program, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.

Sponsoring Agency: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.

Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Alumni.  |  Black Students.  |  College Students.  |  Family Involvement.  |  Foreign Students.  |  Higher Education.  |  International Educational Exchange.  |  Participant Satisfaction.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  South Africa  |  South African Education Program (IIE)
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Institute of International Education, New York, NY
Available From ERIC 


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