ERIC Number: ED216590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Universities and the International Distribution of Knowledge.
Spitzberg, Irving, J., Jr., Ed.
The role of the universities in the international distribution of knowledge is examined. An introduction by Irving J. Spitzberg, Jr. provides an overview of the volume. Part I: Analytical Context includes: "Universities and the New International Order: A Conceptual Analysis" (Spitzberg); "Knowledge as a Commodity: The Inequities of Knowledge Creation" (Budd L. Hall); and "The University as Center and Periphery" (Philip G. Altbach). Part II: Case Studies examines: "Maple Leaf, British Bough, American Branch: Canadian Higher Education in Developmental Perspective" (Edward Silva); "The Myth of Educational Planning: The Case of the Indochinese University, 1906-1938" (Gail P. Kelly); "Collective Scientific Self-Reliance: Possibilities and Limitations" (Thomas Eisemon, Yakov Rabkin, and Eva Rathgeber); and "The Growth of Social Science in East Africa: Notes on the Development of University-Based Knowledge" (David Court). Part III: Strategies for the Future includes: "Universities, International Organizations, and the Exploration of Alternative Futures for World Order" (John E. Fobes); "Notes on Enlightenment and Transnational Cooperation" (Spitzberg); and "Politics and Economics in the Third World University: Some Analytical Insights" (Mitchell Harwitz and Abraham Haspel). Among the several conclusions are: a research agenda must examine more case studies from the universities; research studies are needed on the role of particular universities in a variety of national settings in the generation and flow of knowledge concerning specific topic areas; further research is needed for constructing frameworks for investigating the distribution of knowledge; and more knowledge is needed on the universities as political institutions in their international and national context. Information on the authors and an index are provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Economics, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, International Education, International Organizations, International Relations, Knowledge Level, Political Attitudes, Political Power
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Identifiers: Africa (East); Canada; England; Indochina; Third World; United States