International Educator

Publication providing resources and information for teachers seeking international employment.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 6, November/December

Engineering for Internationalization
FROM THE CONSTRUCTION CRANES THAT TOWER OVER the future Neu Armstrong Hall of Engineering to the muddy terrain outside the Birck Nanotechnology Center-open but not yet landscaped-Purdue University has the hallmarks of an institution on the move. Purdue...
Exploring Student Mobility, Global Competence through Research
THE FALL 2006 ISSUE of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE) features several articles of interest to international educators. The articles focus on a variety of topics, including student mobility, intercultural competence, and efforts...
Foreign Visa Applications for Students Going Abroad
GETTING A FOREIGN VISA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BIT OF AN EFFORT. Acquiring the documents and getting them to the consulate office on time were the biggest challenges before September 11, 2001. Since then, and as the United States began new and stricter procedures...
Getting Students to Abide by SEVIS
AS WITH MOST ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS, the crux lies in human nature. In this case, the crux is that people don't always read their mail.The administrative problem is this: How can we make sure every foreign student visits the foreign student office upon...
Globally Responsible Study Abroad
THE "YEAR OF STUDY ABROAD" has presented us with an ideal opportunity to examine U.S.-based education abroad and its global implications with a critical eye. Beyond the burgeoning attention and expectations surrounding education abroad these days, how...
Impact
If it eventually passes, the recently introduced Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Act could be the biggest thing to hit international education in the United States since the Fulbright program.AS THE CONGRESSIONALLY DESIGNATED Year of Study Abroad comes...
Knowing and Doing: The Theory and Practice of Service-Learning
Knowing and Doing: The Theory and Practice of Service-Learning Edited by Linda Chisholm International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership Press, New York, 2005IT'S A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO REVIEW the essays in this unusual book. Published by...
Letter to the Editors: Contentious Terms
July 21, 2006TO THE EDITOR,Your cover article on teaching peace in the Middle East ["security Walls and Suicide Bombers" by Dana Wilkie, July/August '06] could not have come at a more appropriate time. As the situation in Israel worsens, it is only our...
Opening Doors to the United Kingdom
An interview with British Council Chair Lord KinnockLORD NEIL GORDON KINNOCK HAS HAD A DISTINGUISHED CAREER in British politics and today is chair of the British Council and president of Cardiff University, the seventh largest university in the United...
Reentry
EVERY YEAR, THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS RAISED AS EXPATRIATE AMERICANS return to the United States for college or university studies. Educated in U.S. -style high schools abroad, they are taught most of the skills they will need to continue their education....
The Debate over Quotas on Highly Skilled Legal Immigrants
WHILE MUCH DEBATE IN THE PAST TWO YEARS has centered on illegal immigration, there are also many critics of legal immigration, including the entry of highly skilled foreign-born scientists, engineers, and students.Much of the discussion over highly skilled...
The First Hundred Years
WHAT A MONUMENTAL DECISION IT MUST HAVE BEEN for a young person raised in the strict Confucian traditions of nineteenth century Imperial China, to seek an education in the West. Those first few to make that decision were pioneers in the truest sense...
The Impact of Globalization: A Case of Mongolian Universities
THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION HAVE HIT MONGOLIA at a time when the country started reforming the entire education system. During the 1990s, the Mongolian higher education sector was fully shaped in terms of ownership, governance, funding, and academic...
What Does the Future Hold?
THE FRONT LINES COLUMN by Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) that ran in IE's January/February issue this year, argued forcefully in support of the work of the Commission on the Abraham Lincoln Study Abroad Fellowship Program and the vital need for expanding...