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Knowledge Studies in Higher Education

Trends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education

Building Capacity in Latin America

Editors: Horta, Hugo, Heitor, Manuel, Salmi, Jamil (Eds.)

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  • The first volume to focus on science and higher education in Latin America as a whole
  • Presents perspectives that give direction to policy-making in Latin America
  • Discusses fundamental issues and challenges of science policy
  • Provides an encompassing analysis of multi-level relations in Latin America
  • Brings the important issue of institutional diversity in higher education to the Latin American context
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This book discusses the role that integrated science and higher education policies may play in further democratizing and promoting social-economic development in Latin America. It suggests that such democratizing and development may be achieved in two complementary ways: i) broadening the access to knowledge through formal learning processes of higher education, and ii) promoting the advanced qualification of people while strengthening research institutions. The book shows how this entails a complex process of policy integration, with an emphasis on human resources and institutional issues combined in processes of technical change. It discusses in detail the three main challenges that most Latin American countries face in a globalized age, based on knowledge and ever-evolving learning processes. These challenges are the need to broaden the access to higher education; to make this access more socially balanced; and to recover from a long gap in investing in knowledge production and dissemination. This book treats these issues from a variety of conceptual and methodological perspectives that present a contribution to the field of science policy and higher education studies, and inform policymakers in Latin America.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction. Democratizing Higher Education and Science in Latin America

    Pages 1-26

    Heitor, Manuel (et al.)

  • The Scientific Productivity and the Dynamics of Self-organizing Networks: Ibero-American and Caribbean Countries (1966–2013)

    Pages 29-46

    Lemarchand, Guillermo A.

  • Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy in Brazil

    Pages 47-65

    Maculan, Anne-Marie

  • Current Challenges in Higher Education and Their Implications for Research and Development in Colombia

    Pages 67-85

    Losada, Marta

  • Internationalization of Chinese Higher Education in Latin American Campuses

    Pages 87-102

    Park, Jae

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trends and Challenges in Science and Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Building Capacity in Latin America
Editors
  • Hugo Horta
  • Manuel Heitor
  • Jamil Salmi
Series Title
Knowledge Studies in Higher Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20964-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20964-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20963-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79324-5
Series ISSN
2566-7106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 310
Number of Illustrations
44 b/w illustrations
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