International Handbook of Higher Education: Part One: Global Themes and Contemporary Challenges, Part Two: Regions and Countries

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James J.F. Forest, Philip G. Altbach
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 18, 2008 - Education - 1136 pages
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Higher education is a truly global activity, built around the intersections of international knowledge networks in which institutions, faculty and students explore, create and share knowledge. Virtually all colleges and universities stem from a common organizational model and intellectual history, and academic disciplines are defined worldwide in common terms – the study of sociology in Japan or Germany is seen roughly the same as the study of sociology in Canada or the United States.

The purpose of this publication is to provide a central, authoritative reference source on the most essential topics of higher education. The International Handbook of Higher Education combines a rich diversity of scholarly perspectives with a wide range of internationally derived descriptions and analyses. Chapters in the first volume cover central themes in the study of higher education, while contributors to the second volume focus on contemporary higher education issues within specific countries or regions. Together, these volumes provide a centralized, easily accessible, yet scholarly source of information.

Research scholars and graduate level students in higher education and related fields will find the Handbook useful for advancing their exploration of these central issues, while policymakers and academic administrators will find the thoughtful essays on a particular topic useful for decision-making. Overall, this Handbook provides a centralized collection of scholarship on an essential worldwide social institution.

 

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Contents

THE ACADEMIC PROFESSION
5
ACCOUNTABILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE NEW ISSUES FOR ACADEMIC INQUIRY
23
CURRICULA IN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
38
DOCTORAL EDUCATION PRESENT REALITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
65
HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE TRENDS AND ISSUES
83
FORPROFIT HIGHER EDUCATION US TENDENCIES INTERNATIONAL ECHOES
107
GLOBALIZATION AND THE UNIVERSITY REALITIES IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD
120
GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION ORGANIZATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL TRENDS
141
BRAZIL
612
CANADA
627
CHILE
647
CHINA
667
EGYPT
692
FRANCE
711
GERMANY
729
INDIA
746

HISTORY OF UNIVERSITIES
158
INTERNATIONALIZATION CONCEPTS COMPLEXITIES AND CHALLENGES
207
HIGHER EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES
228
REFLECTIONS ON THE TRANSITION FROM ELITE TO MASS TO UNIVERSAL ACCESS FORMS AND PHASES OF HIGHER EDUCATION I...
243
THE PRIVATE FIT IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE
281
BEYOND PRIVATE GAIN THE PUBLIC BENEFITS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
293
RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP
309
STUDENT POLITICS ACTIVISM AND CULTURE
329
TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
346
RHETORIC OR REALITY? TECHNOLOGY IN BORDERLESS HIGHER EDUCATION
377
HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE ARAB WORLD
392
HIGHER EDUCATION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
423
HIGHER EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
442
EUROPEAN INTEGRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION THE BOLOGNA PROCESS TOWARDS A EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA
461
HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRENCHSPEAKING SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
483
LATIN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY TRANSFORMATION OF THE 1990s ALTERED IDENTITIES?
503
HIGHER EDUCATION IN SCANDINAVIA
516
HIGHER EDUCATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
539
HIGHER EDUCATION IN SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
556
ARGENTINA
572
AUSTRALIA
587
INDONESIA
769
IRAN
781
ISRAEL
792
ITALY
811
JAPAN
829
KENYA
838
KOREA
867
MEXICO
880
THE NETHERLANDS
899
NIGERIA
919
POLAND
935
RUSSIA
950
SOUTH AFRICA
971
SPAIN
993
TURKEY
1002
UNITED KINGDOM
1019
UNITED STATES
1035
ABOUT THE EDITORS
1054
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
1057
INDEX
1068
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