#112 Trends and Priorities for Research on Latin America in the 1980s: A Rapporteur's Report

By William L. Canak

This rapporteur's report is a summary of proceedings from a May 1- 2, 1981 workshop on "Trends and Priorities for Research on Latin America in the 1980s" cosponsored by the Latin American Studies Association and the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


From the Introduction

#197 The Future of Higher Education in Brazil

By Simon Schwartzman


From the Introduction

#37 Latin American Studies in the United States: National Needs and Opportunities

By Louis Wolf Goodman

This paper was presented to the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies. A preliminary draft was discussed at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on April 25, 1979.


#235 Higher Education Reform in Latin America

By Jorge Balán, Rollin Kent, and Juan Carlos Navarro


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Higher Education Policies in Argentina in the 1990s: Regulation, Coordination, and Autonomy
Jorge Balan

Higher Education Reform in Mexico: The Evolving Agenda in the 1990s
Rollin Kent

Higher Education in Venezuela: Issues and Prospects for Reform
Juan Carlos Navarro


From the Preface

#8 Science and Higher Education in Brazil: An Historical View

By Simon Schwartzman

This text was written while the author was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The paper was presented in April 1979.

229. Educational Reform in the First Decade of Slovenian Political Pluralism

Since 1990, the Slovenian educational system has been undergoing continuous reform, stimulated by three major social incentives: introduction of political pluralism and market economy (1990); Slovenia's independence (1991); and, Slovenia's preparation for membership in the European Union (2003/04). To prepare and implement the reform, the Parliament and the Ministry of Education and Sport established a large and complex administrative apparatus with several permanent institutions and temporary commissions.

170. New Trends In East European Higher Education

Structural reform of higher education in Eastern and Central Europe since 1989 has been driven by the conviction that the university and academic research institutions inherited from the Soviet system are both economically inefficient and out of touch with society's needs. Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland's finance minister, expressed this view in a 1994 lecture, proposing the market as both the instrument of change and the standard by which innovation ought to be judged.

138. Persistent Problems of Transition: Higher Education Reform In Hungary

Transition in the Hungarian higher education system, begun with high hopes about ten years ago, has proven to be slow and difficult. Erno Zalai , professor and chair of mathematical economics and econometrics at the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest, Hungary, and a Wilson Center Guest Scholar, acknowledged that he and his colleagues greatly underestimated the magnitude of the political, economic, and cultural gap between East-Central Europe and Western Europe.