Presentation on theme: "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe H.G. Wells, The Outline of History."— Presentation transcript:
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe H.G. Wells, The Outline of History
Higher Education in Developing Countries: The Task Force on Higher Education and Society Peril and Promise
Central questions What is the role of higher education in supporting and enhancing the process of economic and social development? What are the major obstacles that higher education faces in developing countries? How can these obstacles best be overcome?
Five areas of inquiry the public interest systems of higher education governance science and technology general education curricula
Longstanding problems funding faculty quality student conditions and preparedness curriculum teaching methods research capacity vision
New realities rapidly changing world increasing use of information technology growing income inequality knowledge capital replacing physical capital as source of wealth higher education becoming more important and in greater demand resulting expansion: rapid, chaotic, and unplanned
Public interest high private and social returns build knowledge capital resource address topics with long-term value to society promote equal opportunity venue for free and open discourse of ideas and values
Government as supervisor deter abuses of private education encourage autonomy ensure coherence and coordination ensure cooperation and openness encourage competition encourage connections to broader economy and society
Governance – some problems governments often closely involved in running of universities universities are hostage to changes in political weather lack of open dialogue about reform corruption active student political life
Science now accelerating pace of scientific progress link between scientific capacity and economic performance higher education essential for strong science
Science and the developing world large and growing scientific gap between developed and developing countries brain drain scientific advance and global public goods
General education develops the whole individual interactive teaching methods over a broad range of subjects promotes citizenship, ethics, and ambition encourages broad-mindedness, critical thinking and communication skills provides adaptable leaders, and is a good grounding for specialists contributes to national development
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire W. B. Yeats
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