ERIC Number: ED504785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Higher Education and International Capacity Building: Twenty Five Years of Higher Education Links
Stephens, David, Ed.
For the past 25 years UK Higher Education institutions have forged research and teaching partnerships with their counterparts overseas. Many of these links were funded by the British Government and managed by the British Council's Higher Education Links Scheme. This book takes an informed and critical look at issues and trends in global higher education over the past twenty five years with an in-depth and often personal account of how these links were managed and led. Ten experts representing a variety of disciplines from areas such as conserving the natural environment, the promotion of human rights, and education and gender present an "insider's" view of their link, reflecting upon the successes and challenges in promoting research, developing institutional capacity at home and abroad, and the lessons they have learned. This book will be of particular interest to those working in higher education and international development generally; as well as students, researchers and professionals engaged in bilateral and multi-lateral development assistance programmes. Contents include: Foreword (Christopher Colclough); Series Editor's Preface: International Partnerships and Capacity Building in Higher Education (Michael Crossley); Introduction and Overview: Twenty-Five Years of Higher Education and International Capacity-Building Partnerships (David Stephens); Higher Education and International Cooperation: The Role of Academic Collaboration in the Developing World (Kenneth King); Enhancing Quality and Capacity for Educational Research (Sally M. Thomas and& Wen-Jung Peng); Improving Health and Social Well-Being (Hazel Slavin); Economic Development and Sustainable Livelihoods (Adam Pain); Conserving the Natural Environment in Tropical South-East Asia (Jack Rieley); More Difficult Times Ahead? The Impact of Patriarchy and Globalisation on Gender In/Equality in Higher Education (Gaby Weiner); The Place of Higher Education in Improving Human Rights and Governance (Lynn Davies); Influencing Public Policy (Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza); and The Emergence of Peace Studies in Chinese Higher Education (Alan Hunter).
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Educational Research, International Cooperation, Peace, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Partnerships in Education, International Education, International Studies, Civil Rights, Social Justice, Economic Impact, Gender Bias, Conservation (Environment), Sustainable Development, Well Being, Book Reviews, Textbook Content
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom