The benefits of student exchange

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Students representing Spain, Burma, Denmark, France and Egypt evaluate their visit to the United States. Most of the discussion is concerned with the students' reaction to life in the United States. The students contrast the American culture with their own, emphasizing the fact that each of their cultures is comparatively ancient, and thus, there seems no need consciously to "be'' a member of that culture, while they sense the need of American youngsters to "be" consciously American. The problem of segregation is also considered. "Teamwork," and the way in which competition and cooperation are treated in American schools are quite interestingly examined, as is the question of conformity and individualism. One student was particularly intrigued with what American youngsters mean by "personality," and why such a premium is placed on it.
National Educational Television
Educational; Talk; Youth
International relations ; Cross-cultural studies ; Student exchange programs.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 Film (0:00:00); 16mm
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Broadcast Date: 1954
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003354307; Other: GR00450969; MDPI Barcode: 40000003354307

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