ERIC Number: ED253133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
UNIV-84: The Professions and Society. [Proceedings of the] International University Congress, Rome, April 14-23, 1984.
Palla, Pier Giovanni, Ed.
Cooperation in Education: International Quarterly of the Institute for University Cooperation, n45/46 Fall 1984
Proceedings of the 1984 International University Congress (ICU) on the social implications of the university's preparation of professionals are presented. Studies on this topics were undertaken in more than 400 universities in about 40 countries. After Philippe Monod summarizes the activities carried out worldwide, Ana Maria Vergara briefly analyzes the study, with attention to four aspects of professional work, and Alejandro Llano cites reasons for studying professional work. Three interpretations are offered of Pope John Paul II's encyclical on human work ("Laborem Exercens") as it relates to academic life. Passages from the discourses of the Pope during the 1984 Congress are included. Ten recommendations that will be submitted to the United Nations in connection with its Declaration on the Rights and Responsibilities of Youth are also included. Titles and authors of additional conference papers include: "Some Reflections on the Definition of 'Professional'" (Jon Moline); "Tutorials as a Preparation for Professional Work" (Alexander Mark Fox); and "Instruction in the Life of the University" (Victor Garcia Hoz). Also included are the study questionnaire, summaries of study results for 8 countries (the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Ireland, Nigeria, Kenya, the Philippines, and Japan) and brief statements of results for 18 additional countries. (SW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Instruction, College Role, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Professional Development, Professional Education, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Univ. Cooperation, Rome (Italy).
Identifiers: International University Congress
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