ERIC Number: ED234676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Higher Education.
Altbach, Philip G.
The comparative higher education course offered at the State University of New York at Buffalo is briefly described, and a course schedule is presented, including required and recommended readings for each topic. The course is intended to provide a broad cross-cultural perspective and considers the growth and development of universities in Europe, the United States, and the Third World, the key constitutent elements of the academic system, and important current issues facing higher education. In addition to the course requirements and the main texts, required and recommended readings are indicated for the following topics: perspectives on comparative higher education; historical perspectives; tradition and change in the western European university; higher education in eastern Europe; institutional transfer and current developments in the Third World; Third World case studies: China and India; from Third to First World: Japan and Southeast Asia; autonomy and accountability: the comparative politics of higher education; the management of decline; international perspectives on reform; case studies in reform; the academic profession; students and politics in comparative perspective; and student politics case studies. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Activism, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Political Influences, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Reading Assignments, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo. Dept. of Educational Organization, Administration, and Policy Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; India; Japan; United States