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Education in the 21St Century: Looking Beyond University

Asha Gupta (Author)
Synopsis Whereas the impact of globalization on politics, economy, society and culture are well-studied and well-researched, it is difficult to visualize and conceptualize the changes occurring at the powerknowledge realm. The book is an attempt to look beyond the traditional concept of a university to be able to grasp not only the drastic changes taking place at higher education systems worldwide but it also traces the causes and consequences of the same. Earlier the universities acted as the handmaids of the nation state but today they are required to promote global ethos transcending cultural and linguistic differences beyond the nation state. Today the focus is more on outputs, performances and public accountability rather than on inputs, academic freedom and solidarity. The author delves deeper into the very idea of university, latest trends, issues at stake, rise of private and non-state stakeholders, role of technology, emphasis on vocational skills, status of higher education in India, etc. She makes a precaution against some of the underpinnings behind the de-contextualization and de-territorialization moves by the economic and political hegemons in the name of higher education reforms.
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About the author

Asha Gupta

Dr. Asha Gupta is a faculty member at the department of Life sciences, Manipur University, Imphal. She obtained her M.Sc. degree in 1975 from the university of Sagar and Ph.D. Botany from Nagpur University in 1981. Under a post Doctoral fellowship of the Ministry of education, USSR she obtained her D.Sc. degree from Moscow university in 1990. She has presented papers in international conferences in Finland, France, japan, Russia and Italy and organized a symposium on matrix Models in Ecology, in 1998 at the Internal Congress of ecology at Florence, Italy. She has successfully completed research projects funded by CSIR, DST, Forest Deptt. Govt. of Manipur, WWF and Loktak Development Authority. She has published several reviews and research articles in journals of national and international repute. She is the editor of recently published book-Advancing Frontiers of ecological researchers.

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Bibliographic information

Title Education in the 21St Century: Looking Beyond University
Author Asha Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788175414068
length xix+319p.