By Eric H. Vieler

ISBN-10: 0761848347

ISBN-13: 9780761848349

A trip on My Own tells the tale of Eric Vieler, born in the USA yet raised in Hitler's Germany, the place he observed the persecution of Jewish friends and skilled the bombing of towns. After being expelled from a Nazi-run academy, he crossed conflict strains to arrive his domestic. On Easter 1945, he encountered American troops, turned their interpreter, and witnessed fierce struggling with. He joined British profession forces, doing various jobs for foodstuff as repayment. Vieler's quest for his American identification was once fulfilled while he used to be repatriated to the US at age fifteen, yet suggestions of independence have been thwarted while, as a result of his age, he used to be required to wait public institution. even if he held after-school jobs, his fundamental aid used to be via a brand new York urban welfare corporation. In 1950, Vieler enlisted within the military, was once commissioned at age nineteen, and went directly to serve in Korea, the place he used to be heavily wounded and two times adorned for valor.

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However, despite admitting globalization's impact on national higher education , others have argued that higher education retains a close connection with the nation-state during globalization for various reasons. For example , the higher education system is rooted in and a叮叮ted by national industrial structures , labor market arrangements , political and cultural values , and educational traditions. Moreover, modern universities are essentially nationbased institutions serving the national projects of human capital formation , the creation of national elites , and other societal projects in economic and political areas (Scott, 1998).

To understand these issues , the rest of this book explores the ties between the university and the state as they pursue national economic moderuization and politico-cultural identity under specific domestic economic and political circumstances and foreign influences. This assumes that the university's role in social change is affected by intemational , domestic , and institutional factors , and the interaction among them. In describing TU's historical development , 1 highlight the university's role in the struggle between maintaining its ties with the state in economic and political programs and protecti 33 34 UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY, THE STATE, AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN CHINA prescribing central values that TU should transmit to students through the compulsory curriculum; and establishing political bodies in the administration.

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