ERIC Number: ED382105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Research and Higher Education: The United Kingdom and the United States.
Whiston, Thomas G., Ed.; Geiger, Roger L., Ed.
This collection of conference papers includes contributions from the United Kingdom and the United States on the research function of higher education. Part 1 considers the national systems, focusing on three subthemes: past and present trends, issues in funding research, and connections with industry. Papers include: "The Dynamics of University Research in the United States: 1945-90" (Roger L. Geiger); "Research and Higher Education: The UK Scene" (Thomas G. Whiston); "Strengthening the US University Research System" (Bruce L. R. Smith); "Issues in Funding Research" (Harry Atkinson); "The Impacts of State Technology Programmes on American Research Universities" (Irwin Feller); and "The Industrial-Academic Research Agenda" (Michael Gibbons). Part 2 considers the institutional dimension and includes "Research Productivity and the Environmental Context" (Mary Frank Fox); "Constraints on the Individual Researcher" (Maurice Kogan and Mary Henkel); "Toward a Broader Conception of Scholarship: The American Context" (R. Eugene Rice); "Teaching and Research" (Christopher Ball); and "Graduate Education and Research Training" (Burton R. Clark). Part 3 outlines prospects for academic research in three papers: "Issues in American Science Policy" (Robert M. Rosenzweig); "Issues in British Higher Education Policy" (Thomas G. Whiston); and "Uncertainties in Britain's Transition from Elite to Mass Higher Education" (Martin Trow). (Each paper contains references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Industry, Productivity, Research, Research Needs, Research Skills, Research Universities, Role of Education, School Business Relationship, Scientific Research, Technology
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom; United States
Note: "The papers which comprise this volume are one of the outcomes of the third Anglo-American Conference held at Derwent College, University of York, in the autumn of 1989."