A New World of Knowledge: Canadian Universities and by Sheryl L. Bond, Jean-Pierre Lemasson PDF

By Sheryl L. Bond, Jean-Pierre Lemasson

ISBN-10: 0889368937

ISBN-13: 9780889368934

ISBN-10: 1552500454

ISBN-13: 9781552500453

In communications, well-being care, and economics, occasions, discoveries, and judgements that originate past nationwide borders this present day normally effect nationwide guidelines and practices. yet how are our procedure of schooling, and especially our universities, laid low with globalization? a brand new global of data examines how globalization has obliged universities in Canada to reconsider and reconsider the overseas size in their challenge and perform. All now contain a world size of their undertaking assertion. is that this a real assertion of academic rules? Or is it easily a advertising message meant to place the collage to deal with price range mark downs throughout the sale of academic providers? a brand new international of information seems to be on the vital position that Canadian universities have performed in shaping Canada’s reaction to the issues of overseas improvement. It presents the old backdrop and point of study had to effectively tell offerings for the way forward for larger schooling in Canada and out of the country. The e-book will curiosity academics and directors in associations of upper schooling, in particular in foreign affairs and academic reports; practitioners in firms that rely on collage linkages (such as in NGOs and research-granting organizations); executive officers within the schooling region; and scholars searching for a global schooling.

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It remains for individual institutions in Canada to document more thoroughly and analytically just how extensive these benefits have been, possibly through systematic application of quality-assurance measures. Development cooperation outcomes With their focus on specific development objectives, largely those of institutional strengthening and capacity-building, university development cooperation projects have led to a great number of enduring links between Canadian universities and their partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and, to a lesser extent, the Middle East, even when, following the termination of official donor funding, the financial resources to sustain such links are negligible.

The other is a shift from broad-based development cooperation to more narrowly focused project activities, like marketing educational services to countries able to purchase them. Knight’s (1996) finding, that commercial motivations rank low for universities, is encouraging, but I suspect that given the continued financial squeeze on universities, this commercial motivation will rapidly rise up in the rankings. Links with IDRC in the 1970s constituted the first diversification of financing for international work in Canadian universities.

They did not. Essentially, they have resulted from many independent choices occurring within a shared context that gives them a loose connection. The Canadian way: early antecedents and powerful ideas The university first took root on Canadian soil nearly 300 years ago and has educated by disseminating values and beliefs, along with knowledge. Although values and beliefs have been much more implicit than explicit in universities since the early 1950s, they have played as important a role as the subjects studied, be they physics, languages, medicine, or even marketing.

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