ERIC Number: ED040861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Science and Technology in Developing Countries, Proceedings of an International Conference Held at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 27 November--2 December, 1967.
Nader, Claire; Zahlan, A. B.
This book contains the proceedings of a conference, held at the American University of Beirut in December, 1967, at which the problems and possibilities of planning the development and application of modern science and technology in developing countries were discussed, with particular reference to the Arab World and Turkey. In these countries special problems arise from the combination of an imbalance between population growth and food supply, financial instability, and the large recent increase in the numbers of universities and students. The three main topics discussed at the conference, which focused on human and institutional requirements of scientific-technological growth were: (1) the nature of the link between science, technology and national goals, (2) the problems facing institutions of higher education and government in the Middle East, (3) the kinds of support required in planning scientific and technological expansion, and cultural factors affecting such an expansion. The authors include university administrators and teachers, officials in government, international and commercial organizations, administrators of national scientific laboratories and representatives of philanthropic foundations. The papers include a large amount of original material which has not been available previously in the English language. Edited versions of the discussions following most papers are included. (LC)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Conference Reports, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Science Education, Sciences, Technology
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