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Feature Nurturing Leadership and Social Change The Mission of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program By Joan Dassin The need for committed leaders who IFP has broadened not only the definition of who should have access to higher education, but also the purpose it should serve. can respond effectively to today’s array of global challenges cannot be overstated. Especially in today’s knowledge-based economy, highly educated people are the planet’s best hope for generating sustainable solutions that build on local knowledge but also incorporate the best of international experience. That many of these highly educated people should come from, live, and work in countries and communities—most often in the developing world—that suffer disproportionately from natural disasters, violence, and deprivation is the basic philosophy of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP). These Ford IFP fellows from Peru and Nigeria wear traditional dress during a cultural presentation at an IFP Leadership Institute. Credit: Thomas R. Lanser. Opportunities for higher education are increasing worldwide. In developing countries, the number of adults with at least some higher education increased by 250 percent between 1975 and 1990, and by 1995, more than 47 million students were enrolled. Yet although expansion of the higher education sector has increased access for some previously excluded groups, women, students from poor households, rural areas, and members of

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Fall 2005

IIE Networker - Fall 2005
Contents
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
Study Abroad for Students of Color
Programmatic Diversity Versus Unplanned Information Flows
Nurturing Leadership and Social Change: The Mission of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Africa
Australia
Science and Engineering
Students with Disability
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

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