Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276873
Title:
Relevance of graduate study programs to international students
Author:
Johnson, Timothy Louis, 1947-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine the relevance of the graduate study program to international students who studied agriculture at the University of Arizona. The study was a descriptive survey of the 185 international students enrolled during the Spring semester of the 1987-88 academic year. The results from the 106 respondents (57.3 percent) representing 51 countries indicated the following: they had a concern for careers not being met in their home countries; they had a high opinion of the University of Arizona academic community; they were satisfied with their graduate study programs; and they thought course work could be used to solve practical problems. However, they wanted academic advisors to encourage graduate research related to the needs of their home countries and they wanted more off-campus educational activities. It was recommended that the academic advisors thoroughly assess the home country needs of international students when selecting a research topic and that the College of Agriculture develop a better program of off-campus educational activities in order to give international students a broader perspective of American agriculture.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agricultural education -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Students, Foreign -- United States.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cox, David E.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRelevance of graduate study programs to international studentsen_US
dc.creatorJohnson, Timothy Louis, 1947-en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Timothy Louis, 1947-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the relevance of the graduate study program to international students who studied agriculture at the University of Arizona. The study was a descriptive survey of the 185 international students enrolled during the Spring semester of the 1987-88 academic year. The results from the 106 respondents (57.3 percent) representing 51 countries indicated the following: they had a concern for careers not being met in their home countries; they had a high opinion of the University of Arizona academic community; they were satisfied with their graduate study programs; and they thought course work could be used to solve practical problems. However, they wanted academic advisors to encourage graduate research related to the needs of their home countries and they wanted more off-campus educational activities. It was recommended that the academic advisors thoroughly assess the home country needs of international students when selecting a research topic and that the College of Agriculture develop a better program of off-campus educational activities in order to give international students a broader perspective of American agriculture.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural education -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectStudents, Foreign -- United States.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCox, David E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335692en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22465445en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17435961en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17435924en_US
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