Global Collaborations

Global Collaborations
Global Collaborations
The Role of Higher Education in Diverse Democracies
G-911696-91-1
2002
115
R80

DESCRIPTION

The central concern underlying the discussion between educators from India, South Africa, and the United States is how to manage and make an asset of diversity in the context of the three democracies. The issue in all three countries is how to change the patterns of advantage, however they may differ from place to place, that have been the accepted ways of living, working, and being with each other, ways that leave millions of people in despair, lacking decent living conditions and the freedoms they desire.

In education, the issue is how to build educational structures that enable people to prosper and be free individually and at the same time to share in a common undertaking and pursue a common good. We also need to craft educational experiences that create a national climate receptive to debate and experimentation on matters of diversity and pluralism.

 

Susan Berresford

President of The Ford Foundation

 

CONTENTS

The Three Sponsoring Educational Association for the Tri-National Seminar

 

Foreword

Caryn McTighe Musil

 

The Ford Foundation's Commitment to a global Vision

Susan Berresford, President, The Ford Foundation

 

PART I: SOUTH AFRICA

1. Diversity and Education: A View form the South

Martin Mandew, ML Sultan Technikon, South Africa

 

2. Curriculum Reform in Higher Education in South Africa: How Academics Respond

Johan Muller, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Nthabiseng Ogude, The South African Universities' Vice-Chancellors' Association, South Africa

 

PART II: INDIA

3. The Challenge of Access in Indian Higher Education

Suma Chitnis, JN Tata Endowment for the Higher

Education of Indians Abroad, India

 

4. Equality in Higher Education: Impact of Affirmative Action Policies in India

S. Srinivasa Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

 

PART III: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

5. The ABC Approach to Creating Climates of Engagement on Diverse Campuses in the United States

Beverly Danial Tatum, Mount Holyoke College, United States

 

PART IV: TRI-NATIONAL COMPARATIVE PAPER

6. Globalizing Diversity?

Nico Cloete, Centre for Higher Education Transformation, South Africa

Steven Sumida, University of Washington, United States

Shiv Visvanathan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India

 

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Schedule of the Tri-National Seminar

Appendix B: Tri National Seminar Participants and Biographies