European and Latin American Higher Education Between Mirrors by Antonio Teodoro, Manuela Guilherme

By Antonio Teodoro, Manuela Guilherme

This e-book goals to deepen the dialogue concerning the objectives expected, the jobs undertaken and constraints present in larger schooling associations either in Europe and Latin the US in present instances. This publication addresses the controversies and demanding situations relating to globalising ideologies, rules, and practices at position. It questions major thoughts, epistemological axioms and sweeping transnational guidelines that are shaking middle rules, conventional exercises and native commitments of eu and Latin American greater schooling associations. It makes a speciality of the motivations and results of transnational networking in educational lifestyles, at the affects of the Bologna approach, either its imaginative and prescient and implementation in better schooling in Europe and its exportation to Latin the US. This ebook additionally examines the defi nitions, translations and implications of strategies equivalent to equality and distinction, fairness and cohesion, governance and citizenship and their signifi cance in organizational, geographical and worldwide contexts of latest larger schooling either in Europe and Latin the US.

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All rights reserved. JOSÉ EUSTÁQUIO ROMÃO looking foolish. Reality is more complex than one or more perspectives can address. These words are necessary at the beginning of our speech because our intentions are not to apply pressure to anyone or to provoke controversy, but to invite our colleagues to simply listen with an open mind before resisting our ideas. Science has been pressed to rethink the specific premises of its field, “when important new evidence undermines old theories and predictions do not hold,” according to Immanuel Wallerstein (2001, p.

From its inception, the empirical studies of publics are devoted to the informal and emergent networks and spheres in civil society. Following this trend, Shu pays close attention to how the state-society relationship shapes the boundary of the emergent public and how this macro-level political structure and its situational variation influences the interaction rituals within the public. Therefore, the theory of publics is a useful supplement for Interaction Ritual Theory. The combination of the 34 EQUALITY, DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP AND SOLIDARITY two theories can generate a more convincing theoretical framework that specifies the mechanisms linking the micro to the macro and relations to culture.

The World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) in 1998 gave a new thrust to UNESCO’s higher education programme at a time when a need for change and adjustment to a new paradigm in higher education was strongly felt by decision makers. Its World Declaration on Higher Education for the 21st Century provided an international framework for action both at systems and institutional level. A particular focus was placed on broadening access and strengthening higher education as a key factor of development; enhancing quality, relevance and efficiency through closer links to society and the world of work; securing adequate funding resources, both public and private, and fostering international cooperation and partnerships.

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