ERIC Number: ED215589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education and Third World Development Issues: An International Comparative Study. Report of a Survey and Evaluation of Development Education at the Post-Secondary Level in Some Industrialized Countries.
Burns, Robin J.
This study and evaluation of development education initiatives at the higher or postsecondary level in some industrialized countries has been prepared within the context of the education and information programs supported by Action for Development, a United Nations program. An opening chapter gives background on development studies in general, and suggests that development education is concerned with people and society, with bringing individuals to an awareness of themselves and the world in which they live, in order to be able to play a more active part in that world. The second chapter provides general information on development studies in these countries: Canada, United States, West Germany, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, and Australia. Chapter three highlights some development education models, including traditional graduate and undergraduate programs, practical graduate and undergraduate programs, study/service model, research/action model, manpower training, the internationalized institution, research institute, and community education programs. Problems of each model are noted. Positive and negative prospects for the future are seen. It is suggested that in spite of its potential, the university tends to be conservative, a preserver of the status quo. However, there is more interest in global affairs. Lists of institutions in each country studied or contacted during the survey, outlines of each program included, classifications of the programs into the ten models, and notes on a guide for student action in development are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Community Education, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Graduate Study, Institutes (Training Programs), International Education, Labor Force Development, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome (Italy).
Identifiers: Australia; Canada; France; Netherlands; Scandinavia; United Kingdom; United States; West Germany
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.