ERIC Number: ED333780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
International Higher Education: An Encyclopedia. Volumes 1 and 2.
Altbach, Philip G., Ed.
This two-volume set contains a total of 67 essays on the subject of international higher education. The essays present up-to-date, statistical, and other factual information about the topic, as well as interpretations of those facts and figures. Fifty-two essays focusing on countries or regions are included. Volume 1 contains 15 chapters that deal with themes and topics, presented in a comparative framework, that address the most important topics relevant to contemporary higher education globally. Volume 1 contains articles on African and Asian countries/regions. Volume 2 begins with Australia and then offers articles on European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and North American countries/regions. The topics discussed in volume 1 include the following: academic freedom; the academic profession; accountability; university reform; student political activism; foreign students; graduate education; the costs of higher education; women and higher education; higher education and the labor market; the history of universities; private higher education; new universities--their origins and strategic development; and university research and the development of scientific capacity in sub-saharan Africa and Asia. Volume 2 provides the index, a bibliography, and a list of contributors. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accountability, Activism, Educational Change, Educational Status Comparison, Essays, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Education, Labor Market, Professional Autonomy, Social Action, Womens Education
Garland Publishing, Inc., 136 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($150.00).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Comparative Education Center.
Identifiers: Africa; Asia; Australia; Europe; Latin America; Middle East; North America