University of the World
In this book, Dieter Lenzen analyzes the world’s three major educational systems: the Continental-European, the Atlantic (Anglo-American) and the East Asian. Distancing himself from the current trend towards the economically driven Anglo-American system of education, the author proposes an alternative model, a university of the world . Contents: * Three concepts of the university in the globalization process * The dynamics of global social systems * Global challenges in the post-secondary educational sector as springboard for comparing systems * Convergence and divergence: current system dynamics in the post-secondary sector * Can there be fair chances in a world university system? * Conclusion Target readers: * Theorists of higher education * Policy makers of higher education * Administrators of higher education * Social scientists The author: Professor Dr. Dieter Lenzen is the president of Universitat Hamburg, vice president of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) in Germany and the German universities’ spokesperson for the HRK.