“THE EDUCATION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES POST-SEPTEMBER 11, 2001—PREFACE TO A CASE STUDY: BETHANY COLLEGE, KANSAS”

F. Iglesias, S. Danilina

Bethany College (UNITED STATES)
This essay is a preliminary report culled from ongoing academic research into the globalization of education in the United States. Specifically, it examines the impact of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the education of international students in this country. Its case study is Bethany College, Kansas, which illustrates the interactions among these traumatic events; relevant government agencies and laws reacting to them; the recruitment, admission, and treatment of foreign students by their host colleges; and the pedagogies supporting their collegiate studies, nationally, after that date. Its sources include primary and secondary documentation; a literature review; statistical analyses; and subject interviews. The implications of this investigation should be significant for administrators and educators; attorneys; public officials; and students concerned with the internationalization of, and innovation in, American higher education. Preface to a larger work, which will eventually be submitted to the International Journal of Education Reform (Roman & Littlefield Education), for its publication consideration, the opportunity to present our initial findings is important to their finalization (after comment) and validity. An international forum, for their airing, is only appropriate given our goals, methods, and subjects. But their ultimate home will have a definite Midwest flavor.