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

By Sheryl L. Bond, Jean-Pierre Lemasson

In communications, overall healthiness care, and economics, occasions, discoveries, and judgements that originate past nationwide borders at the present time sometimes impression nationwide guidelines and practices. yet how are our process of schooling, and especially our universities, stricken by globalization? a brand new international of data examines how globalization has obliged universities in Canada to reconsider and reconsider the overseas size in their venture and perform. All now comprise a global size of their undertaking assertion. is that this a real assertion of academic ideas? Or is it easily a advertising message meant to place the collage to deal with funds savings during the sale of academic companies? a brand new international of data seems on the very important function that Canadian universities have performed in shaping Canada’s reaction to the issues of overseas improvement. It offers the historic backdrop and point of study had to adequately tell offerings for the way forward for better schooling in Canada and out of the country. The booklet will curiosity academics and directors in associations of upper schooling, particularly in overseas affairs and academic experiences; practitioners in organisations that depend upon college linkages (such as in NGOs and research-granting organizations); govt officers within the schooling quarter; and scholars searching for a global schooling.

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Again, it comes down to priorities and effective application of the tremendous changes that have taken place in technology — communication technology, to mention just one. I am sure you will have found some outstanding examples of individuals and departments that are making amazing use of the means at hand. And they should be examples of what can be done. In the 1970s, for example, the University of Guelph was a leader in integrating an international approach in all aspects of curriculum. This was the result of a calculated policy decision at the right level.

The invisible champions: faculty members The rationale for the internationalization of undergraduate education must of necessity take us back to the meaning we give to liberal education and liberation of the mind. Whatever our definition might be, it is clear that acquiring global awareness and an understanding of the diversity of cultures and societies on our planet has to be considered an integral part of education. Harari (1992) Most universities in the period 1960–80 did not share this view.

I find it puzzling that at a time when the gathering and compiling of information has been so facilitated by computers, the information you seek does not appear to be readily available. There seems, too, to be an inherent fear at administrative levels that by joining in a national effort, institutions may forfeit some of their own decision-making powers — a very Canadian attitude! What was the most important message you wanted to convey to the readers of your 1970 study, Canadian Universities and International Development?

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