ERIC Number: ED355902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
German and American Universities: Mutual Influence--Past and Present. Werkstattberichte 36.
Teichler, Ulrich, Ed.; Wasser, Henry, Ed.
The nine conference papers presented in this report offer analyses of the German and American university systems and their interactions as well as discussions of significant issues in contemporary higher education generally. Papers were solicited from leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic and assigned to four related categories. Two papers, "Historical Interaction between Higher Education in Germany and in the United States" by Dietrich Goldschmidt, and "Crossing the Boundary: German Refugee Scholars and the American Academic Tradition" by Karen J. Greenberg, explore the historical interaction between higher education in Germany and the United States over the past two centuries. Two papers highlight personal policy experience in trans-Atlantic cooperation and exchange. They are: "The Need for Trans-Atlantic Cooperation and Exchange of Concepts" by Elaine El-Khawas and "The Changing Framework of Trans-Atlantic University Interaction" by David C. Knapp. The research paradigm in both countries is explored in "The Impact of United States Higher Education on German Higher Education Reform and Innovation Debates" by Claudius Gellert. Henry Wasser, in "Comparing German and American Higher Education: Some Examples," compares German Fachhochschulen and American Community Colleges. A final group centers on study abroad programs: "Study Abroad: Students' Perceptions and Experiences" by Ulrich Teichler and "Student Exchange--A Case Study" by Barbara B. Burn. A final section summarizes the commentary and discussion given in response to each paper at the conference. Each paper cites several references. (JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.
Authoring Institution: Kassel Univ. (West Germany). Scientific Center for Professional and University Research.
Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States; West Germany