ERIC Number: ED368661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
International Investment in Human Capital: Overseas Education for Development.
Goodwin, Craufurd D., Ed.
This document contains 10 essays based on papers presented at a 1991 conference on the changed role of overseas education in development. The book discusses the impact of the end of the Cold War and a rapidly changing economic environment on the rationale for international student and faculty mobility. The practice in developing nations of obtaining education abroad changed from colonial times, through the postcolonial era, and the Cold War. The first article, "The World in the 1990s" (Francis X. Sutton), deals with the implications for overseas education in light of the events of 1989, the year that saw the disintegration of the socialist bloc and a marked reduction in East-West tensions. The disappearance of the First and Second Worlds as meaningful concepts put into question the notion of a Third World. "Global Trends in Overseas Study" (William K. Cummings) and "Potential Impact of Technology Upon Overseas Education" (Willard D. Shaw) give examples of some of the realities of overseas education today, in particular, the volume of the student flow and the technological context within which that flow occurs. "Meeting Human Resource Needs" (Viswanathan Selvaratnam) discusses the sources of successive waves of enthusiasm for overseas education in developing countries. "Human Resources and Technological Development" (Robert E. Evenson) seeks to identify some of the contributions of overseas education to the welfare of developing countries. Namibia and Thailand are discussed in "Namibia's Education and Training Needs" (Walter R. Johnson) and "Thailand: A Case Study" (Courtney Nelson and others). "Overseas Education and Civil Society" (Jorge G. Castaneda) explores the role of intellectuals as interlocutors between nations. Inter-university linkages and fellowship programs are discussed in "University International Linkages" (Ralph H. Smuckler) and "Evaluation of Overseas Fellowship Programs" (A. M. Weisblat). (DK)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Economics, Educational Research, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Human Capital, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Student Mobility
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Namibia; Thailand