The University as Center and Periphery


by Philip G. Altbach 1981

The center-periphery concept, when applied to education, implies that the "central" institutions are research-oriented and part of an international knowledge system, while the "peripheral" institutions are not creative, but simply copy developments from abroad. Third world universities are peripheral institutions that look to universities in the industrialized world for models, research, and for direction. (Source: ERIC)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 82 Number 4, 1981, p. 601-621
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1000, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 1:43:22 PM

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