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Cummings, William K.

Works: 95 works in 342 publications in 6 languages and 10,432 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( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education highlights how Asian education policy and practice challenge American schools. The book focuses on innovations that the nations of the Pacific Rim have developed for their schools, and it analyzes how these educational systems have tried to meet the challenges of rapid social and economic change. It is unique in that it provides in-depth coverage of the Asian approach to education and explicitly discusses the implications of Asian education for America. There is special interest in Asian countries, not only because of their unparalleled economic success, but because Asian societies have been held up as models for social harmony and discipline. This book provides specific examples of Asian educational practice that may have relevance to the United States. It is unique in that it deals not only with Japan, which had received considerable attention, but with other Pacific Rim nations as well
Transnational competence : rethinking the U.S.-Japan educational relationship( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,731 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 1,018 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concern with values education is universal, but national approaches to the critical questions confronting value educators are very diverse. This book attempts to illustrate part of the spectrum
Scholars in the changing American academy : new contexts, new rules and new roles by William K Cummings( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 398 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
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 384 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
Quality education for all : community-oriented approaches by H. Dean Nielsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 383 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
Educational policies in crisis : Japanese and American perspectives( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 321 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
Challenge of Eastern Asian Education, The by William K Cummings( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changes in the Japanese university : a comparative perspective( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 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 )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forming, recruiting and managing the academic profession( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 224 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 224 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 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current Challenges of International Education by William K Cummings( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedies of September 11, 2001 have focused new attention on international education offered by U.S. postsecondary institutions. In the U.S., universities place their greatest emphasis on European studies followed by a focus on Latin American studies; this is reflected in the choices for study abroad of American undergraduates. Throughout the 1980s, students from Asia and the Middle East occupied first and second place among international students coming to the U.S.; since then, the Asian proportion has steadily increased so it exceeds 50 percent of all international students, while the flow from the Middle East has been superceded by that from Europe and Latin American. The virtual absence of a focus on the Middle East, as well as the considerable neglect of Asia and Africa, are cited as two especially troubling aspects of U.S. international education because of the considerable importance of these regions for the U.S. economy and international affairs. Because international education in the U.S. has essentially languished over the last decade, American colleges and universities are not well-prepared to help their students understand the events associated with September 11. (Contains 35 references.) (CS)
Crossing borders in East Asian higher education by David W Chapman( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 162 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]
Low-cost primary education : implementing an innovation in six nations by William K Cummings( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 relationshipChanging governance and management in higher education : the perspectives of the academyQuality education for all : community-oriented approachesEducational policies in crisis : Japanese and American perspectivesChallenge of Eastern Asian Education, TheInternational handbook of education and development : preparing schools, students, and nations for the twenty-first centuryPolicy-making for education reform in developing countries : contexts and processesCrossing 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