ERIC Number: ED198775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Universities in Partnership. The Inter-University Council and the Growth of Higher Education in Developing Countries 1946-1970.
Maxwell, I. C. M.
Described are the first 25 years of Britain's Inter-University Council's program to develop university education in the then dependent territories, which has developed into a system of cooperation voluntarily adopted by some 35 overseas universities of different sizes, patterns and roles. Part I, Evolving Policies, examines the foundation for the Inter-University Council, the development and operation of the Asquith plan, the University of London's special relationship scheme, and the factors of change that influence the direction of the program. Part II, The Foundation and Growth of the Universities, examines the development of the university system and the factors affecting it in the following areas: West Africa; East Africa; Central and Southern Africa; Southeast Asia; and the islands and oceans (Malta, Mauritius, the Caribbean, and the Pacific). Part III, The Role of the Inter-University Council, offers insights on the spectrum of partnership and the forms of cooperation. The conclusion discusses the future for the Inter-University Council and its importance to Britain as well as the educational community in general. It is suggested that university relations such as those established by the Inter-University Council serve as non-political bridges respected the world over; therefore, such an arrangement serves not only the intellectual and professional connections overseas but also aids the type of statesmanship that helps sustain peace. Appendices list the constitution and terms of reference, memorandum of agreement between the Ministry of Overseas Development and the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas, membership of the Inter-University Council (1946-1970), and a list of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of Associated Universities. A bibliography and index are included. (LC)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, International Education, International Programs, Organizations (Groups), Systems Development
Scottish Academic Press Ltd., 31 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh EH7 5JX, Scotland ($15.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
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Identifiers: Africa (Central); Africa (East); Africa (South); Africa (West); Asia (Southeast); Caribbean; Ethiopia; Jordan; Liberia; Malta; Mauritius; Pacific Islands; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; United Kingdom