ERIC Number: ED267662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Comparative Higher Education: A Survey of Research and Literature. ICED Occasional Paper Number 16.
Altbach, Philip G.
Literature and research on higher education are analyzed in an international and comparative context. After summarizing the development of higher education as a field of study, the following kinds of research arrangements in Europe are discussed: individual scholars, university research centers/departments, independent research centers, national associations, government agencies/ministries, institutional research, and regional and governmental and nongovernmental bodies. The existing research dissemination network, which includes journals, books, and other publications, is examined. Major trends in research on higher education are also reviewed, with an emphasis on English-language literature and themes that have been considered in various countries or in comparative studies. Research topics include: the emergence of the modern university, the ideology and nature of expansion, college planning, university reform, the professoriate, student activism, governance, university-society relations, and higher education in the Third World. Finally, implications for future research are addressed, along with possibilities for cooperation and international collaboration in research and dissemination. A bibliography with 82 references and lists of international and national journals by region are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Books, Comparative Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Research, Higher Education, Institutional Research, International Educational Exchange, Periodicals, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Research and Development Centers, Research Projects, Scholarship, Trend Analysis
International Council for Educational Development, 20 Nassau St., Room 511, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Educational Development, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Reprint from "Higher Education in International Perspective," P. G. Altbach and D. H. Kelly, 1985.