By Dieter Lenzen (auth.)
In this ebook, Dieter Lenzen analyzes the world's 3 significant academic structures: the Continental-European, the Atlantic (Anglo-American) and the East Asian. Distancing himself from the present development in the direction of the economically pushed Anglo-American approach of schooling, the writer proposes another version, "a college of the world".
· 3 options of the college within the globalization process
· The dynamics of world social systems
· international demanding situations within the post-secondary academic zone as springboard for evaluating systems
· Convergence and divergence: present method dynamics within the post-secondary sector
· Can there be reasonable probabilities in an international college system?
· Theorists of upper education
· coverage makers of upper schooling
· directors of upper schooling
· Social scientists
Professor Dr. Dieter Lenzen is the president of Universität Hamburg, vice chairman of the German Rectors' convention (HRK) in Germany and the German universities' spokesperson for the HRK.
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There, university access is governed by a double mechanism: selection based on aptitude tests and, to some extent, extremely high tuition fees, which in any case lead to lower numbers of applicants. This procedure also converges historically with the admissions procedures in the East Asian system: A good student, and only a good student, has a chance, which, in China, is explicitly viewed as a one-time chance. ” For later employers, therefore, the specific degree from a distinguished university is less relevant than the fact that a job applicant succeeded in being admitted at a young age to a distinguished university—that he or she was tough enough to endure the extreme stress.
To levels, to wit: the more abstract, the higher the level of education; the more practical, the lower. Differentiation must be undertaken within, not between, institutions. This requires sufficient size and diversity as well as the inclusion of general core elements in programs which are conceived of as more practical in nature. A developmental analysis of the three university systems shows clearly that there are different implications with regard to access and differentiation in the Atlantic and East Asian systems.
Because, in accordance with the American view of the economy, the state has only very limited influence over production, and universities are similarly conceived as managerial universities, there is no effective influence upon university activity. Even quality controls and subject oversight in the American system have to some extent been privatized by virtue of being outsourced to accreditation agencies. Most recently, 32 5 Convergence and Divergence however, under the influence of the Obama administration, there have been noticeable amendments, however small.