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ERIC Number: ED176642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Needed: A New Graduate International University System for the Twenty-First Century.
Fischer, W. Paul
A Graduate International University System is proposed. Past efforts, such as the Fulbright Act, are reviewed and the need for an international approach to graduate education is explored. A wider definition for the meaning of a university is presented: one that encompasses a program of immersive experiences and personal interaction (the experiential approach). The new system would include advanced study, professional educational work experience, and special studies related to language, culture, and customs, and would take place in a foreign setting. A main component of the program design would be the teaming of educators in work-related experiences. Ideas, skills, and knowledge would be exchanged through active and cooperative involvement. The system would provide a coordinated organization of institutions that would offer reciprocal credits, and the faculty at each institution would be chosen to be internationally representative. Funding for the venture could be found in the framework of the NATO and SEATO pacts. Additional funding could come from such sources as the World Bank, and grants and scholarships from international professional organizations. (PHR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Graduate International University System