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.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-19 - Publisher: Routledge
This study offers a theoretical framework for professional development in higher education and examines the priorities for teachers' careers in the 1990s. It may be used as a companion volume to the author's work, "Action Research in Higher Education".
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-23 - Publisher: Routledge
Staff development and teaching accreditation is becoming a reality in UK higher education teaching. This volume explores the implications of continued professional development and institutions such as the ILT, outlining the options and approaches to professional development.
Authors: Walter Leal Filho, Constantina Skanavis, Arminda do Paço, Judy Rogers, Olga Kuznetsova, Paula Castro
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-23 - Publisher: Springer
This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-01 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book focuses on strategic staff development in higher education, a sector in which it has been largely viewed as an operational activity with little organizational relevance. The book demonstrates how staff development needs to be based on modern theories of 'organizational learning', aligning itself with institutional and departmental needs
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-01 - Publisher: Asian Development Bank
This publication is part of a series of six country reports on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Each report presents current arrangements and initiatives in the respective country’s skills development strategies. These are complemented by critical analyses to determine