International students are often taken for granted in higher education institutions in the United States. Many college and university administrators are unaware of the initiatives of other nations to attract international students and of the need to support these students. Higher education journals have not focused much attention on international students. International Students: Strengthening a Critical Resource argues that U.S. institutions of higher education must increase their awareness of international student issues. Andrade reviews related research and highlights creative solutions and programming for the successful support of international students. The book provides practical, hands-on, broadly applicable solutions to addressing international student issues. Additionally, it serves as a practical guide for identifying and adopting best practices for serving international students.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; August 2009
- ISBN 9781607091776
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- Title: International Students
- Author: Maureen Andrade; Norman Evans; Millie Audas (contrib.); Suzanne M. Barrett (contrib.); Kelley Calvert (contrib.); Bridget Canty (contrib.); Diana B. Carlin (contrib.); Cheryl Dar (contrib.); Negar Davis (contrib.); Darla K. Deardorff (contrib.); Victoria Donoghue (contrib.); Udo Fluck (contrib.); Bernadette Guimberteau (contrib.); Anjali Pai Hammond (contrib.); Heather Housley (contrib.); Ravi Kallur (contrib.); Laura Kimoto (contrib.); Ted McKown (contrib.); Aleksandra Nesic (contrib.); Lynne A. O'Connell (contrib.); Michael A. Panichas (contrib.); Leigh Poole (contrib.); Joe D. Potts (contrib.); Melissa Rigas (contrib.); Enid D. Rosenstiel (contrib.); Sheila K. Schulte (contrib.); Tammy J. Sil (contrib.); Michael B. Smithee (contrib.); William A. Stock (contrib.); Patricia Szasz (contrib.); Stacey Lane Tice (contrib.); Francine M. Wilson (contrib.)
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
In The Press
Maureen S. Andrade and Norman W. Evans have produced a significant resource in the field of international student affairs. This major contribution to our field is at once scholarly in tone yet down to earth in its concrete case studies and examples of real life situations. The book offers fascinating analyses of the challenges facing international education professionals on U.S. campuses every day. The breadth and depth of expertise exemplified by the two main authors and their fellow contributors in this book assure it a seminal place in the field. Invaluable advice on marketing, recruiting, ESL, international student retention, instructional technology, support programs, and many other allied topics make it a must-read not only for the relative neophyte but also for the seasoned professional. This volume belongs in every International Programs Office in the country.
About The Author
Maureen S. Andrade has extensive experience teaching ESL and TESOL courses. She is a former department chair and ESL program director at Brigham Young University Hawaii, and a former editor of the TESL Reporter. Her professional interests include teaching English for academic purposes, content-based language instruction, program assessment, and adjustment and retention issues for international students. Norman W. Evans is a faculty member in the Linguistics and English Language department at Brigham Young University. He has spent much of his career working with international students in a variety of capacities as an English language teacher, writing center coordinator, ESL program administrator, and TESOL teacher trainer.