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GONZALEZ PENA, María Victoria and MACHADO DURAN, María Teresa. Stages and trends of University Extension management: indispensable antecedents for re-conceptualization. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.3, pp. 504-522. ISSN 1727-8120.
This article describes the different stages of University Extension management, as a paramount university process within the Cuban context. It contributes to a systematization of the theory, basing on documental analysis methods. It also presents the achievements and limitations of University Extension management. As a result, it characterizes each of the stages, from colonial times up to the present day. It displays the main trends of Cuban University Extension management and points out the importance of a diachronic study to develop this process in view of today’s educational challenges.
Keywords : MANAGEMENT; EXTENSION, UNIVERSITY; CULTURE; UNIVERSALIZATION.