ERIC Number: ED398773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the University: A Global Perspective.
Husen, Torsten, Ed.
This collection of 12 essays is drawn from a May 1990 panel meeting in Paris, France in conjunction with a joint United Nations University/United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization project on "The Changing Role of the Universities." Papers are grouped into those on: the general role of the university, regional conceptions of the university, the economics of higher education, and strategies of learning. Essays include: (1) "The Idea of the University: Changing Roles, Current Crisis and Future Challenges" (Torsten Husen); (2) "Evolution of Universities" (Yash Pal); (3) "Universities in the Post-Industrial Society" (Edward W. Ploman); (4) "The Role of the University in Asia in the 21st Century" (Ungku A. Aziz); (5) "Higher Education in Africa" (T. L. Maliyamkono); (6)"Education for All in Latin America in the 21st Century and the Challenges of External Indebtedness" (Fernando Reimers); (7) "The State Socialist Model of Higher Education: An Assessment" (Pal Tamas); (8) "Higher Education in Western Europe" (Wolfgang Mitter); (9) "Economics of Higher Education" (Mark Blaug); (10) "Global Learning" (Edward W. Ploman); (11) "Distance Education" (Jean-Marc Pottiez); and (12) "Using the Media" (Naomi E. Sargant). A discussion by Edward W. Ploman on provides concluding observations about the Paris meeting. (Some papers contain references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, College Instruction, College Role, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Methods, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Technology, International Studies, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Socialism, Trend Analysis, Universities
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Univ., Tokyo (Japan).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Europe