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ERIC Number: ED458178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 205
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7914-4631-X
Transnational Competence: Rethinking the U.S.-Japan Educational Relationship. SUNY Series, Frontiers in Education.
Hawkins, John N., Ed.; Cummings, William K., Ed.
Born out of a bilateral project between distinguished scholars in Japan and the United States, this book provides a definitive and comprehensive study of the status of relations between these two countries in an educational context. The book covers a range of themes, including analysis of the traditions of educational exchange, the role of grassroots organizations, the knowledge network, university exchanges, language competence and scientific and technical exchanges. Following the introduction "Exchanges in a Borderless World Economy" (Richard J. Wood) articles under Part 1: The Challenge are: (1) "Transnationalism and Transnational Competence" (William K. Cummings); (2) "The Knowledge Network" (Philip G. Altbach; Toru Umakoshi); and (3) "Foreign Language Education" (Kazue Masuyama). Articles under Part 2: Educational Exchanges are: (4) "An Overview of Cultural and Educational Exchanges" (Akimasa Mitsuta; Peggy Blumenthal); (5) "Sister City and High School Exchanges" (Yoshiya Abe; Roberta Wollons); (6) "Collegiate Exchanges" (John N. Hawkins; Yoshiro Tanaka; Tina Yamano Nishida); and (7) "Technological Exchanges" (William K. Cummings; Shigeru Nakayama). Articles under Part 3: Transnational Competence and Japan are: (8) "Japan's Role in Transnational Education" (Yoshiya Abe); and (9) "A New Focus for Japan" (Shigeru Nakayama; Yoshiro Tanaka). There is also a concluding article: "Redesigning the U.S.-Japan Linkage" (John N. Hawkins). Contains an extensive list of references. (BT)
State University of New York Press, c/o CUP Services, Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 (hardback: ISBN-0-7914-4631-X, $58.50; paperback: ISBN-0-7914-4632-8, $19.95). Tel: 800-666-2211 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-688-2877 (Toll Free); Fax: 607-277-6292; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States