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Colección: Trends for a common future
Autor: Noel F. McGinn
Título: Toward International Cooperation in Education for the Integration of the Americas

International Cooperation in the Form of Collaboration

Cooperation in which participants labor together in pursuit of a shared objective can be called collaboration. As indicated in the beginning of this paper there is a long and rich history of collaboration within the Americas, and between the Americas and Europe, in the field of education. However, just as it is not possible in this paper to discuss all instances of aid to education in the Americas, so too it is not possible to review all the many experiences with collaboration. The examples discussed in most detail below are those with long and public histories that facilitate comments on the process of and obstacles to collaboration.

Many (but not all) of the horizontal or collaborative efforts in education in the Americas were initiated through aid from bilateral or multilateral agencies or NGOs.

For example, the Latin American Faculty for the Social Sciences (FLACSO) began as a UNESCO project. The British Council supports exchange of professors and researchers between British and Latin American and Caribbean universities. The national research councils of France, Italy and Spain support exchange of researchers, publications, and joint teaching. German government research agencies support conferences and joint research activities (Uller, 1993). In some cases the governments of the Americas support collaborative projects with other countries, but these are rare and difficult to document. Although a great deal of collaboration continues without external funding, as institutions and individuals find great benefit in working together, most projects require an initial level of funding that only governments or assistance agencies can provide.

[INDEX] [Presentation] [Introduction] [The Evolution of International Cooperation in Education in the Americas] [Cooperation After Nationalism] [International Cooperation as Supranationalism] [Cooperation for International Development] [Resistance to Aid] [Cooperation as Collaboration within Latin America] [Cooperation as Structural Adjustment] [The Current Situation of Education in the Americas] [Current Status of Education] [Summary] [Current Forms of International Cooperation] [Aid as a Form of International Cooperation] [Varieties of Aid] [Uniformization as a Consequence of Aid] [Aid or Assistance from Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations] [Cooperation by Transnational Corporations] [Aid and Assistance from NGOs] [Aid by Philanthropic Foundations] [Aid Mediated through Educational Institutions] [International Cooperation in the Form of Collaboration] [Examples of Collaboration in Higher Education] [Obstacles to International Collaboration in Higher Education] [Examples of Collaboration Between Non-governmental Organizations] [Other Instances of Collaboration] [Summary] [Globalization and International Cooperation] [The New Industrial Paradigm] [Implications of the New Industrial Paradigm for Education] [The New Development Model] [An Outline of a New Paradigm for Education] [Alternative Approaches to International Cooperation in Education] [An Example of Regional Collaboration to Develop a New Paradigm] [Notes] [References]