The dynamics of academic exchange are explored by a multidisciplinary group of scholars in this book. Contributors from ten countries examine such issues as undergraduate versus graduate study abroad and the purpose and effect of sending students to foreign countries. Drawing on their experiences as administrators and faculty in exchange programs, the authors discuss faculty exchange, collaborative research, and linkages across national boundaries. The relative advantages of academic exchange in different fields are examined, and cross-cultural perspectives from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are compared. The consensus of the contributors is that universities are a vital means of breaking down the barriers of nationalism by promoting a constant and free exchange of scholarship.

part One|9 pages

The International Environment

chapter 1|2 pages

To Be an Educated Person in a Technological Society

ByDavid S. Saxon

chapter 2|5 pages

The Danger of Academic Protectionism

ByRalf Dahrendorf

part Two|43 pages

Affirming the International Character of Higher Education

chapter 3|6 pages

The International Roots of Higher Education

ByD. G. Lavroff

chapter 4|6 pages

Higher Education Is International

ByBarbara B. Burn

chapter 5|29 pages

Aspects of the Internationalization of Higher Education

Edited ByWilliam H. Allaway, Hallam C. Shorrock

part Three|50 pages

Academic and Cultural Dimensions of Study Abroad

chapter 6|5 pages

The Personal Global Experience

ByNeil J. Smelser

chapter 7|11 pages

“Marginals” Versus “Centrals”

ByØrjar Øyen

chapter 8|30 pages

Disciplinary Points of View

Edited ByWilliam H. Allaway, Hallam C. Shorrock

part Four|26 pages

Sharing Academic Resources: The Ultimate Potential of University Linkage

chapter 9|8 pages

The UCLA Experience with International Programs

ByElwin V. Svenson

chapter 10|13 pages

Prospects for Sharing

BySir Kenneth Alexander

chapter 11|2 pages

Beyond Scholarship

ByR. J. Snow

part Five|11 pages


chapter 12|6 pages

Report of the Symposium Rapporteur

ByNaftaly G. Glasman

chapter 13|3 pages

The Kind of Education Demanded by Today’s World

ByDavid S. Saxon