IIE Networker - Fall 2005 - (Page 7)

A Message from Allan E. Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE Diversity in International Education In this issue of IIENetworker, some of the leading international education professionals and organizations guide us through a discussion of diversity in international education. This is an issue that the Institute has been working to address for a number of years. The article on increasing diversity in study abroad using the Gilman Program and others reflects some of the results of these efforts. I know that many of you who work in study abroad have sought to take a closer look at the question, posed by Marilyn Jackson of San Francisco State in her feature article on breaking the barriers to overseas study, “Why don’t more students of color and minority students study abroad?” This topic is also addressed in Pat LeMay Burr’s article on building study abroad acceptance among Hispanic students. You can also read a column on why students of color should apply for a Fulbright, and a student profile discussing factors influencing a young woman’s decision to study in Germany. We hope that these articles give you some practical assistance in breaking through the barriers and broadening the participation in study abroad at your institutions and in your programs. I also encourage you, as you read through some of the other thought-provoking articles in this magazine, to think more expansively about the concept of diversity. Joan Dassin’s discussion of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program’s higher education opportunities for talented individuals from marginalized communities in developing countries has important implications for the concept of diversity in international education. An article by DAAD’s Megan Brenn-White on study abroad for science and engineering students and Georg Schütte’s evaluation of diversity among Humboldt Foundation research fellowship applicants provide additional insights on different types of diversity. Other articles address inclusion of students with disabilities, the diversification view from Australia, progress being made to cultivate exchanges in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the PLATO Project’s work on issues related to underrepresentation in study abroad. It is clear that future conversations about diversity in international education must focus not only on expanding opportunities for students of underrepresented race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status, but also on the inclusion of students with disabilities and those from less traditional types of institutions, fields of study, and countries of origin, as well as those going to more diverse destinations. We would love to hear how your institutions have addressed these urgent challenges. Allan E. Goodman

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

IIE Networker - Fall 2005
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
Science and Engineering
Students with Disability
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

IIE Networker - Fall 2005