Overview

Universities and societies around the world are involved in significant transition. Universities are now invited to expand their central aims and purposes in order to embrace a role in relation to the development of the societies in which they are located. This change of focus has major implications for curricula, modes of teaching and the student body.


International contributors to this wideranging text discuss different aspects of the ...

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Higher Education and National Development: Universities and Societies in Transition

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Overview

Universities and societies around the world are involved in significant transition. Universities are now invited to expand their central aims and purposes in order to embrace a role in relation to the development of the societies in which they are located. This change of focus has major implications for curricula, modes of teaching and the student body.


International contributors to this wideranging text discuss different aspects of the phenomenon of globalisation in relation to higher education, but also in relation to moves by nation states to devolve government to regional and subregional bodies and the implications this has for educational systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134329311
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/27/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Bridges was Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia until 2000 when we became founding Director of the Association of Universities in the East of England.

Palmira Juceviciene is Professor of Kaunas University of Technology, Head of the Department of Educational Systems and Director of the Institute of Educational Studies.

Robertas Jucevicius is Professor and Head of the Strategic Management Department at the Kaunas University of Technology. He also is a Director of Business Strategy Institute at the same University.

Terence Mclaughlin was formerly Professor of Philosophy of Education at the London Institute of Education.

Jolanta Stankeviciute is a Research Associate at the Von Hugel Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. She was previously an Associate Professor at Kaunas University of Technology.

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Table of Contents


List of figures     x
List of tables     xi
List of contributors     xii
Acknowledgements     xiv
Introduction   David Bridges   Terence McLaughlin     1
Universities, societies and transitions: setting the scene     11
Comparing and transferring: visions, politics and universities   Robert Cowen     13
Conceptions of the university and the demands of contemporary societies   Richard Smith     30
Universities and transitions in conceptions of society     41
The development of higher education for the knowledge society and the knowledge economy   Palmira Juceviciene   Rimantas Vaitkus     43
The role of the university in the development of the learning society   Palmira Juceviciene     55
The concept of the 'intelligent country'   Robertas Jucevicius     72
Universities and economic development     85
Concepts of development: the role of education   Flavio Comim     87
The role of the university in regional economic development   David Bridges     103
Regional universities in the Baltic Sea region: higher education and regional development   Kazimierz Musial     120
Universities and thedemands of the economy     133
The role of higher education in national innovation systems in Central and Eastern Europe   Slavo Radosevic   Monika Kriaucioniene     135
Bridging knowledge and economy: technology transfer and higher education   Arunas Lukosevicius     161
The changing requirements for business management and business education in the 'countries in transition': combining cultural and institutional perspectives   Giedrius Jucevicius     176
Competence development for the knowledge-driven economy   Daiva Lepaite     190
Concepts of a service university   Arild Tjeldvoll   Aukse Blazenaite     201
Universities and social, civic and ethical demands     213
Higher education as an agent of social innovation   Brigita Janiunaite   Dalija Gudaityte     215
The role of the university in community development: responding to the challenges of globalization   Irena Leliugiene   Viktorija Barsauskiene     227
Higher education and its contribution to public health: tackling health inequalities through health policy development in Lithuania   Vilius Grabauskas     237
Spirituality and citizenship in higher education   Hanan A. Alexander     250
Higher education, scientific research and social change    Sir Brian Heap     265
Universities, societies and transitions in perspective     279
The audit and 'embrace' of quality in a higher education system under change   Barbara Zamorski     281
Universities and societies: traditions, transitions and tensions   Terence McLaughlin     293
Index     310
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