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THE FUTURE OF HIGHER (LIFELONG) EDUCATION:
For All Worldwide, A Holistic View

(All chapters are intended for continuing revision)

G. Parker Rossman (g.p.ross@mchsi.com)

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma (education and communications), the University of Chicago (thesis on the sociology of the university), and Yale University (Ph.D. in Higher Education).  Rossman's current research interest is "the nature and future of the university," and its design as a global learning system for all ages and cultures. He was executive consultant to and the founding vice-president of the Global University project--which conducts global classroom demonstrations to test distance education technologies--of GLOSAS/USA (global systems analysis and simulation). In that capacity and as a member of the board of directors of the University of the World (which had councils in twenty-six countries to bring business, government and higher education together to plan for the future of electronic higher education), he pressed these organizations to focus more on research to solve fundamental human problems. (See Volume II.) He has been a member of the Columbia University faculty seminar on `computers and society' and is on the board of the journal Innovate that deals with cutting-edge issues in education.

He has taught at Yale, and on sabbaticals at Central Philippines University and in Lebanon. Among many other things he has been a William Henry Hoover lecturer at the University of Chicago, has lectured at the Indian Institute of World Culture in Bangalore, has been a Vocations Week lecturer at Cambridge (UK), and his lecture at the conference on the future of the university at the Classical University of Lisbon is online at http://www.educ.fc.ul.pt/cie/seminarios/universidade/pross  He wrote a series of books to challenge the education of several professions, including AFTER PUNISHMENT WHAT?; HOSPICE: NEW MODELS OF CARE FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL; FAMILY SURVIVAL and COMPUTERS: BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE.  He has presented papers at the World Brain Conference at the University of Calgary in 1997 and at the Global Brain Workshop at the Free University of Brussels in 2001. An article on management of all knowledge is in the April/May 2004 issue of the Futurist and a sequel in the January, 2005 issue, on how electronic textbooks can be cheaply provided to the world's poor. This 3-volume online book on the future of lifelong education for everyone in the world has been translated by Professor Fan Yihong and her team at the Institute of Education Research, Xiamen University. Volume one is in print and  the other two will be published by China Ocean University Press in  2007 in P.R. CHINA.  

作者简介 In Chinese below

G. Parker Rossman (g.p.ross@mchsi.com)

帕克罗斯曼毕业于俄克拉何马大学(教育和通信专业)、芝加哥大学(大学社会学论文),并在耶鲁大学获得高等教育博士学位。他当前的研究兴趣是大学的本质和未来以及如何使大学成为跨年龄、跨文化的全球性学习系统。他任全球大学工程的行政顾问及创建副校长。全球大学工程举办全球课堂示范以测试美国全球性系统分析和模拟(GLOSAS)这一远程教育技术。他还是世界大学理事会成员(世界大学理事会遍及二十六个国家,致力于企业、政府和高等教育合作策划未来电子化的高等教育)。他利用上述职务之便促进这些组织进一步致力于研究解决根本的人类问题(参见第二部)。他是哥伦比亚大学计算机与社会研讨会的成员,并是《创新》这一探讨前沿教育问题期刊的编委会成员。

他曾任教于耶鲁大学,并用大学教师学术休假在菲律宾中央大学和黎巴嫩任教。他还是芝加哥大学威廉亨利胡佛讲师,曾在班格洛印第安世界文化学院讲学,是英国剑桥职业星期讲师,他在里斯本古典大学大学的未来会议上发表的演讲网址如下http://www.educ.fc.ul.pt/cie/seminarios/universidade/pross。他写了一系列的著作质疑几个行业的教育,包括《处罚之后该如何》、《临终关怀:绝症患者治疗新模型》、《家庭生存与计算机:通往未来之桥》。他曾在1997年卡尔加里大学世界大脑会议和2001年布鲁塞尔自由大学全球大脑研讨会上发表论文。《未来学家》20044/5月发表了他的关于所有知识的管理的一篇文章,其续篇关于如何为世界贫困者提供便宜的电子课本发表在20051月刊上。这本包含3部的关于未来世界上每个人的终身教育的网络著作正在被翻译成汉语。

 

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