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Cummings, William K.

Works: 86 works in 333 publications in 6 languages and 10,370 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: LA1311.82, 370.952
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Most widely held works by William K Cummings
The challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for America by William K Cummings( )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to this book were prepared by specialists on Asian education. They explore curricular and classroom processes for basic education, new developments in secondary education, innovations in private education, linkages of education and society, and systemic issues in Asian education, considered for their implications for education in the United States. The following are included: (1) "The Roots of Japanese Educational Achievement: Helping Children Develop Bonds to School" (Catherine C. Lewis); (2) "The East Asian Version of Whole-Class Teaching" (Harold W. Stevenson and Shinying Lee); (3) "Looking in the Chinese Mirror: Reflecting on Moral-Political Education in the United States" (Gay Garland Reed); (4) "Chinese Teachers as Mirrors of Reform Possibilities" (Lynn Paine); (5) "Restructuring Japanese High Schools: Reforms for Diversity" (Nobuo K. Shimahara); (6) "Disruption and Reconnection: Counseling Young Adolescents in Japanese Schools" (Gerald LeTendre); (7) "Human Capital Formation and School Expansion in Asia: Does a Unique Regional Model Exist?" (David P. Baker and Donald B. Holsinger); (8) "Private Education in Eastern Asia" (William K. Cummings); (9) "Lessons from Japanese Cram Schools" (Nancy Ukai Russell); (10) "Education and Work in Japan: Implications for Policy" (Sam Stern); (11) "Education Policies in Taiwan (China) and Hong Kong" (Kin Bing Wu); (12) "Improving School-Community Relations in Thailand" (Christopher W. Wheeler, James Gallagher, Maureen McDonough, and Benjalug Sookpokakit-Namfa); (13) "Differences That Make a Difference: Explaining Japan's Success: (Thomas P. Rohlen); (14) "Education and State Development: Lessons for the United States?" (S. Gopinathan); (15) "The Role of the State in Educational Reform in the People's Republic of China" (Nina Y. Borevskaya); and (16) "Human Resource Development: The J-Model" (William K. Cummings). Each chapter contains references. (Contains 11 figures.) (Sld)
Transnational competence : rethinking the U.S.-Japan educational relationship( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transnational Competence provides a definitive and comprehensive study of the status of relations between these two countries in an educational context. The book covers a wide-ranging array of themes, from an analysis of the traditions of educational exchange, the role of grassroots organizations, the knowledge network, university exchanges, language competence and scientific and technical exchanges."--Jacket
Education and equality in Japan by William K Cummings( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and Equality in Japan draws attention to the relationship between social equality and educational goals and practices in Japan, and raises some interesting questions concerning the relationship between educational systems, social structure, and ideology. The author examines the role education plays in Japanese society, the modes of teaching and learning employed in schools and homes, and presents a portrait of contemporary Japanese social structure which he claims has been transformed by the emphasis on equality in postwar education. The book aims to demonstrate that universal schooling, created in the Meiji period as the means for economic and social development, has emerged in the postwar years as the means for social equality
The Revival of values education in Asia and the West by William K Cummings( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is clear from cross-national investigations that the concern with values education is universal, but that national approaches to the critical questions confronting value educators are extraordinarily diverse. This volume begins by examining the context of the revival of values education, and asks why it is gaining new impact in national and local educational systems. Chapter 2 helps to locate values education in its historical time and place. The case studies presented in Chapters 3-9 provide examples of the major variations in national practice in Asia and the West; and the concluding chap
Scholars in the changing American academy : new contexts, new rules and new roles by William K Cummings( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the nature of education generally, and higher education in particular, changes irrevocably, it is crucial to understand the informed opinions of those closest to the institutions of learning. This book, based on a survey of academics in 19 nations and conducted by leading global scholars, is a thorough sounding of the attitudes of academics to their working environment. As the post-WWII liberal consensus crumbles, higher education is increasingly viewed as a private and personal investment in individual social mobility rather than as a public good and, ipso facto, a responsibility of public authorities. The incursion of corporate culture into academe, with its 'stakeholders', 'performance pay' and obsession with 'competitiveness' is a matter of bitter debate, with some arguing that short-termism is obviating epoch-making research which by definition requires patience and persistence in the face of the risk of failure. This book highlights these and many other key issues facing the academic profession in the US and around the world at the beginning of the 21st century and examines the issues from the perspective of those who are at the front line of change. This group has numerous concerns, not least in the U.S., where government priorities are shifting with growing budget pressures to core activities such as basic education, health and welfare. Drawing too on comparable surveys conducted in 1992, the book charts the actual contours of change as reflected in the opinions of academics. Critically, the volume explicitly compares and contrasts the situation of American academics with that of academics in other advanced and developing economies. Such an assessment is critical both for Americans to chart the future of their indigenous tertiary enterprise, but also for shaping the response of the nations around the world who contemplate applying the American model to their own national systems"--Publisher's website
Quality education for all : community-oriented approaches by H. Dean Nielsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the constraints of modern education, arguing that despite its egalitarian rhetoric, modern education was never intended to provide equal education for all. Outlines a set of strategic shifts that will enable education to expand to peripheral groups in developed and less- developed countries
Changing governance and management in higher education : the perspectives of the academy by William Locke( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

External drivers are pressing for a more privatized approach to higher education and research, a greater reliance on technology and the more efficient use of resources. This book analyzes recent changes in institutional governance and management in higher education and their impact on the academy and academic work. It draws on findings from an international study based on a survey of academics in eighteen countries. It opens with a chapter outlining the key issues, drivers and challenges that inform contemporary discourse around academic work and the profession in general. It then focuses on national case studies, comparing changes in the top tier with the lower tiers of national systems, public and private institutions, and other differentiating factors appropriate in each country, which include mature and emerging higher education systems. It concludes by proposing a series of generalizations about the contemporary status of governance and management of institutions of higher education
Educational policies in crisis : Japanese and American perspectives( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The changing academic profession : major findings of a comparative survey by Ulrich Teichler( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview on the major findings of a questionnaire survey of academic profession in international perspective. More than 25,000 professors and junior staff at universities and other institutions of higher education at almost 20 countries from all over the world provide information on their working situation, their views and activities. The study "The Changing Academic Profession" is the second major study of its kind, and changes of views and activities are presented through a comparison of the findings with those of the earlier study undertaken in the early 1990s. Major t
Changes in the Japanese university : a comparative perspective( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy-making for education reform in developing countries : contexts and processes by James H Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy-Making for Education Reform in Developing Countries aims at helping policymakers in developing countries better understand the processes and strategies for education reform, and the policy options available to them. This text focuses on the content of reform-options and strategies for achieving educational improvement at different levels of the system, e.g., primary, secondary, tertiary; for different sub-sectors, e.g., management, teachers; and for different purposes with which education systems are tasked, e.g., reaching peripheral groups of students, linking youth and employment. A
Challenge of Eastern Asian Education, The by William K Cummings( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relevance of academic work in comparative perspective by William K Cummings( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first of two volumes that look at the changed landscape of higher education and the academic profession. This volume focuses on academic work, examining the significant changes that have taken place in the backgrounds, specialisations, expectations and work roles of academic staff. The academic profession is ageing, and becoming increasingly insecure, more accountable, more internationalised and less likely to be organised along disciplinary lines. The private sector is more prominent, expectations from society are different and increasing, professional roles are evolving, and there is a new devotion to knowledge. This leads to questions about the attractiveness of an academic career and the quest for greater relevance of research. This book discusses in detail the themes that are common in this changed arena, such as the context for change, the relation of teaching to research, research productivity, applied and commercial research, and the relevance of teaching and research
International handbook of education and development : preparing schools, students, and nations for the twenty-first century( Book )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forming, recruiting and managing the academic profession( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the changes in academic careers and their implications for job attachment and the management of academic work. Against the background of an ageing profession, with different demands on academic staff, increasing insecurity, accountability and internationalisation, it discusses important, common themes in detail. This book examines such aspects as the nature of academic careers and recent changes in careers, changing biographies, rewards of academic work such as income and job satisfaction, internationalisation of the academy, and the organisation and management of academic work sites. This book is the second of two books highlighting findings from research on the academic profession, notably, the Changing Academic Profession Study and the European project supported by the European Science Foundation on changes in the academic profession in Europe (EUROAC). An adapted version of the CAP questionnaire has been used to carry out the survey in those countries that had not been involved before in the CAP survey. Altogether 19 countries are covered by the CAP project and an additional seven European countries are covered by EUROAC
Japan's science and engineering pipeline : structure, policies, and trends by William K Cummings( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiting from education : Japan-United States international educational ventures in the 1980s by Gail S Chambers( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current challenges of international education by William K Cummings( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Low-cost primary education : implementing an innovation in six nations by William K Cummings( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In : Philippines; Indonesia; Malaysia; Jamaica; Liberia; Bangladesh
Crossing borders in East Asian higher education by David W Chapman( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines issues that have emerged as higher education systems and individual institutions across East Asia confront and adapt to the changing economic, social, and educational environments in which they now operate. The book's focus is on how higher education systems learn from each other and on the ways in which they collaborate to address new challenges. The sub-theme that runs through this volume concerns the changing nature of cross-border sharing. In particular, the provision of technical assistance by more industrialised countries to lower and middle income countries has given way to collaborations that place the latter's participating institutions on a more equal footing. At the same time, there is a greater number of partnerships that link higher education systems in the East Asian region to one another. Even as boundaries become more porous and permeable, there is growing acceptance of the view that cross border collaboration, if done well, can offer mutually beneficial advantages on multiple levels. There is a new recognition that the intensified international sharing of ideas, strategies of learning, and students is not only of enormous value to systems and institutions but essential to their long term survival. To this end, the chapters in this volume examine various motivations, goals, mechanisms, outcomes and challenges associated with cross-border collaboration in higher education. [Publisher website]
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The challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for America Challenge of Eastern Asian Education, The
Transnational competence : rethinking the U.S.-Japan educational relationshipQuality education for all : community-oriented approachesChanging governance and management in higher education : the perspectives of the academyEducational policies in crisis : Japanese and American perspectivesPolicy-making for education reform in developing countries : contexts and processesChallenge of Eastern Asian Education, TheInternational handbook of education and development : preparing schools, students, and nations for the twenty-first centuryCrossing borders in East Asian higher education
Alternative Names
Cummings, W.K.

Cummings, W. K. 1943-

Cummings, W. K. (William K.)

カミングス, ウィリアム・K