Accession Number : AD0615717

Title :   GREATER LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY-FOREIGN STUDENT RELATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Coles,Flournoy A. ,Jr.

Report Date : 13 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The document notes the major changes which have taken place in the foreign-student population in Greater Los Angeles over the past ten or so years, and underscores the implications of these changes with respect to the development of improved relationships between the community and these students. The major changes are (1) foreign students have become less a novelty and more an important element in the community, (2) the foreign-student population comes mainly from Africa, Asia and Latin American and is thus more visible than the European students of earlier post-war periods, (3) the current crop of foreign students come from cultures which are markedly different from the one they find here, (4) females constitute a larger proportion of the current foreign-student population, and (5) foreign students tend to be younger now than in the past. Based on these changes, the document concludes with a series of suggestions designed to effect a better relationship between the community and these foreign students--noting, however, some of the difficulties and obstacles pertinent thereto. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EDUCATION, CALIFORNIA), (*FOREIGN AID, EDUCATION), URBAN AREAS, POPULATION, TRAINING, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, STUDENTS, UNITED STATES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE