Fulbright Difference: 1948-1992

Fulbright Difference: 1948-1992

by Richard T. Arndt
     
 

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For almost half a century the Fulbright Education Exchange program has given American and foreign students and scholars transnational educational experiences in every country in the world. The Fulbright Difference brings together twenty-seven of these participants, along with ten foreign alumni, in a collective effort to stimulate greater awareness of the

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For almost half a century the Fulbright Education Exchange program has given American and foreign students and scholars transnational educational experiences in every country in the world. The Fulbright Difference brings together twenty-seven of these participants, along with ten foreign alumni, in a collective effort to stimulate greater awareness of the depth of the Fulbright achievement. Fulbright scholars show how the benefits of their participation extend well beyond their foreign study. Following an earlier volume of testimonials by program participants. The Fulbright Experience, this second volume explores issues of importance for historians of society, politics, culture, Intellect, and diplomacy, as well as administrators of the Fulbright program and policymakers in all nations. The collective portrait Is a hard look at the overseas experience and Its implications for public policy.

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"For those in international education today. The Fulbright Difference, 1948-1992 is required reading. It is the story of the Fulbright program told by the only people qualified to tell It—Fulbrighters themselves. . . . [This is an) important, carefully edited, skillfully arranged, spontaneous, touching, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book." —David C. Larsen, Beaver College "A much needed collection of articles." —Charles W. Dunn, Orbis "The Fulbright Difference Is a book with a very serious purpose, but It happens to make delightful. Intellectually stimulating reading." —David Nalle, Foreign Service Journal
Library Journal
The Fulbright program was implemented in 1946 with the goal of exchanging university students between the United States and other nations. This book, a history of the program, is a sequel to The Fulbright Experience, 1946-1988 (Transaction, 1987), which is a collection of oral histories of Fulbright scholars. This second volume consists of over 30 chapters each written by a Fulbright participant. For example, Kevin Lewis, who taught in Poland in 1988-89, discusses some of the changes in that country, and Richard Robbins, who was among the first group of Fulbrights, relates his thoughts on how he and other students helped to extend cultural diversity. The writers focus on the international aspects of culture, politics, and diplomacy and cover the period from the 1940s onward. The book concludes with a look ahead at the future of the program. Recommended for academic libraries with education programs.-- Jim Cunningham, Illi nois Mathematics & Science Acad . , Aurora

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560008613
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Fulbright Association Series
Pages:
409

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