Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) has recently released a fabulous new FREE publication. Written by the equally fabulous Kate Trayte Freeman,”Morocco: A Guide to Its Educational System and Advice for the Admission and Placement of Students Educated in Morocco,” fills a definite void. As far as I know, there aren’t any comparable publications on Morocco, and this is free!
This publication is part of ECE’s Pioneer Fund. From the ECE website, “The Pioneer Fund was established in 2003 with donations from individuals and agencies in the field of international admissions in memory of colleagues in the field of international admissions. The purpose was to solicit proposals for research topics from knowledgeable professionals in order to publish their findings to assist colleagues who evaluate educational credentials from other systems of education. The funds collected enabled two investigators to complete research, the results of which will be or have been “published” electronically and at no charge in the first part of 2010. ”
I can’t wait to see the next publication!
Kyrgyzstan is planning to move to a comprehensive education system that will both identify corruption in schools as well as implement standardized, independent leaving examinations. A major component of the new system – electronic student assessment that will digitize student record books, class scheduling, and exams – will enable ongoing, open, and nearly instant feedback of student progress.
The governments of Angola and Portugal have signed an accord to link the education ministries of the two countries as a method of enhancing educational and research opportunities in Angola. Academic exchanges by higher education institutions will be a large part of the agreement as well. The government of Angola is also currently streamlining higher education institutions in an effort to enroll more students in tertiary education so expect more updates in the future.
For those of you who aren’t already a member of the yahoo group, inter-l (international educators list-serv, I believe), here’s a great reason to sign up for this free resource.
Shevanti Narayan, educational adviser and all-around-helpful-person from the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), has graciously posted scanned copies of the 10 pages of the UGC recognized universities in India from the 32nd edition of the Association of Indian Universities’ Universities Handbook.
(I don’t know if you have to be a member in order to view the message, but I don’t think so. If you do, it’s free, and you choose whether you want to receive emails daily or as each one message is sent, or you can choose to view it entirely online so that you never get more messages in your inbox.)
In order to view and save the images, you have to go to the link above (at least, it didn’t work for me when I read it directly from my inbox). Then click on one of the 10 images at a time. Along the top of the screen, you should see View: Medium, Large, Original. It seems to default to Medium, which is hard for my eyes to read, but Large and Original were fabulous. After I changed the view size, when I saved each page, I was able to read them.
Thanks to Shevanti, those of us on a very limited budget now have a fantastic free resource for almost 500 recognized Indian universities!!!
Okay, this are still crazy here, so regular updates are not happening yet. However, I did want to share this for those who’ve been getting questions or may in the future. It’s Census time here in the United States, and many people are uncertain how to advise their international student community.
From the Toolkit for Reaching College and University Students
Depending on living situations, students will participate differently.
- Living on campus: If a student lives in a dormitory, residence hall, sorority or fraternity house, he or she will receive a 2010 Census form in April or May 2010. Students should complete the form and turn it in to a designated site on campus. It’s that easy.
- Living off campus: If a student lives off campus, 2010 Census forms will be delivered or mailed to his/her house or apartment in March 2010. All students living at the address are considered one household, so only one form should be completed with information about all the people living at that address. Mail the completed form in the U.S. mail envelope provided.
- Living with parents or guardians: If a student commutes to school and resides full-time at his/her parents’ or guardians’ household, the student should be accounted for on his/her parents’ or guardians’ household form.
- An international student or not a U.S. citizen: Everyone in the United States must be counted. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and noncitizens.
There you have it! International students can and should complete the census!