Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1986

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Education

Abstract

The major purpose of this study was to examine historically black colleges and universities with international linkages and those without international linkages and their involvement in training international students. In addition, this study discussed present opportunities for these institutions to facilitate relationships with developing countries, primarily in Africa and countries that are a part of the Africa diaspora. The data used for this study were obtained from a questionnaire developed by the researcher on international involvement at historically black colleges and universities;The independent variables were international linkages and noninternational linkages. The dependent variables were providing of financial aid, providing courses with identifiable international content, percentage of international students, perceived quality of academic programs to attract international students, perceived diversity of academic programs to attract international students and perceived degree of preparation of international students to work in development fields upon return to home country. This study also looked at the percentage of international students from Africa and the percentage of international students from the Africa diaspora. The data were first submitted to a frequency count to determine how the institutions responded to certain items. The statistical procedure used to test the hypotheses was t-test;The evidence suggested that institutions with international linkages had a higher percentage of international students and a higher percentage of international students from Africa and the Africa diaspora;Additional evidence suggested that the perceived quality of academic programs with linkages was a factor that attracts international students to their institutions. None of the remaining variables provided evidence of significant differences.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-11389

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Kathleen Mathews-Sharp

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8703729

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

134 pages

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