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ERIC Number: ED265996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Pages: 26
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Proposiciones Sobre Autonomia Universitaria. (Propositions on University Autonomy).
Valle, Victor M.
University autonomy is a concept widely discussed and often misunderstood. In the Latin American context, university autonomy has been regarded as something inherent to the nature of the universities. As long as universities exist, the phenomenon of university autonomy will be present . University autonomy should be examined in the light of such fundamental concepts as academic freedom, self-government, university-government relationships, and the university's concern for social issues. In studying its nature, several factors should be considered, i.e., juridical, historical, sociological, cultural, political, and philosophical matters. This paper makes some propositions about the concept of university autonomy, in light of important issues that have appeared in the academic realms. The propositions are made around the national planning movement in Latin American countries, the interinstitutional coordination among public sector organizations, the privatization of Latin American higher education, the accreditation of universities, the international cooperation, and the growing unionism among university sectors. (Author/NQA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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