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ERIC Number: ED183077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
On Reviewing International Studies. Number 81 D.
Klitgaard, Robert E.
In an examination of the main issues facing international studies at American universities, demands for more centers, more scholarships, and more research funds are discounted. Close review of the educational and scholarly aims and achievements of international research centers is advocated. It is suggested that useful reviews of this sort should be local--at particular centers and universities--and should focus on new sorts of planning, management, and integration as the key steps for the future. Some of the main issues related to university-based reviews, particularly of area centers, are outlined. Three questions are addressed: (1) What are the objectives of area research? (2) According to insiders, what have been the principal achievements?; and (3) What are some of the main problems and opportunities facing area centers now? Implications for universities are cited regarding undergraduate training, the research agenda, professional schools; information, and management. Suggestions are provided for topics for university-based reviews: e.g., determining the most effective type of coordinating council across centers; investigating whether an associate dean or a provost for international activities would be desirable; and assessing long-term stays by foreign visitors so they could participate in teaching as well as research. A list of references is included. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Change Strategies, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, International Studies, Policy Formation, Program Evaluation, Research Coordinating Units, Universities
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 79 Boylston St., Cambridge, MA 02158
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Kennedy School of Government.
Note: Discussion Paper Series