ERIC Number: EJ697364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 3
Shaping the Future with Knowledge
Khan, Abdul Waheed
Industry and Higher Education, v19 n4 p279-286 Aug 2005
This article is an edited version of an address by Abdul Waheed Khan to a Special Convocation at Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, on 4 January 2005. Professor Khan identifies major societal trends and likely future developments, with particular reference to India. He argues that knowledge will play a central role in shaping economic growth, social development, cultural enrichment and political empowerment. He stresses the importance for a developing country like India of ensuring widespread access to educational opportunities, from early schooling to lifelong learning, and of the part that information technology can play in achieving this end. He provides an assessment of where India stands today by comparison with other nations and how it can exploit the knowledge revolution to build a more inclusive and powerful knowledge society.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Development, Lifelong Learning, Information Technology, Economic Progress, Educational Opportunities, Cultural Enrichment, Developing Nations, Labor Force Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: India