Scientific Development And Higher Education

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This is the first book to provide detailed analysis of the relationship between higher education and scientific research in key Third World countries. Focusing on four of the most successful of the newly industrializing countries?Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore?the authors examine the intersection between outstanding economic development in these four countries and the higher education and research establishments they have developed. The study combines careful analysis of the current status of ...

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Overview

This is the first book to provide detailed analysis of the relationship between higher education and scientific research in key Third World countries. Focusing on four of the most successful of the newly industrializing countries—Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore—the authors examine the intersection between outstanding economic development in these four countries and the higher education and research establishments they have developed. The study combines careful analysis of the current status of scientific research in higher education with detailed ethnographic case studies of scientific work.

Based upon a two-year research effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the study presents a multifaceted approach to the subject, evaluating for each country: the organization of the universities and other scientific institutions; the scientists and administrators who work in these institutions; the research productivity and the relationship of basic research to applied uses in industry and commerce; the interactions of these institutions with scholars from Western Europe, Japan, and North America. The authors demonstrate that the nations under study are rapidly building a sophisticated scientific infrastructure and clearly recognize the importance of science for development. The book concludes with an enlightening discussion of how scientists publish their findings in these countries.

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A multifaceted approach to the subject. Evaluates for each country (Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore): organization of the universities and other scientific institutions; scientists and administrators who work in these institutions; research productivity and the relationship of basic research to applied uses in industry and commerce; interactions of these institutions with scholars from Western Europe, Japan, and North America. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275932640
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/26/1989
  • Pages: 406
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

PHILIP G. ALTBACH is Professor and Director of the Comparative Education Center, State University of New York at Buffalo.

CHARLES H. DAVIS is Science Advisor in the Science Council of Canada, Ottawa.

THOMAS O. EISEMON is Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Ethnographic Studies, Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

S. GOPINATHAN is Head of the Department of Comparative Studies, Institute of Education, Singapore.

H. STEVE HSIEH is Associate Director General of the Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Republic of China.

SUNGHO LEE is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

PANG ENG FONG is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Management National University of Singapore.

JASBIR SARJIT SINGH is Dean of the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Higher Education and Scientific Development

Higher Education and Scientific Development: The Promise of Newly Industrialized Countries

Higher Education and Research Environments in Korea

Scientific Personnel, Research Environments and Higher Education in Malaysia

Public Policy, Research Environment and Higher Education in Singapore

University Education and Research in Taiwan

Case Studies of the Academic Research Environment

Research and Productivity in the Malaysian University: A Case Study of the Department of Botany, University of Malaya

Faculty Research Attitudes and Practices: The Case of an Electrical Engineering Department in Korea

Scientific Research in the Botany Department at the National University of Singapore: A Case Study

The Scientific Research Environment in Taiwan

Patterns of Scientific Productivity

Publication Strategies of Scientists in Four Peripheral Asian Scientific Communities: Some Issues in the Measurement and Interpretation of Non-Mainstream Science

Index

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