ERIC Number: ED446648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
International Higher Education: ERIC Trends, 1999-2000.
Kezar, Adrianna J.
The literature about international issues in higher education has increased over the last decade. In recent years there has been a particular emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons of common concerns, as evidenced by the growing number of journals that focus on international education. The new knowledge-based economy has resulted in a move toward utilitarian views of higher education in which economic values are emphasized and fiscal resources are the true measure of value. This change in values requires balancing the focus of economic growth with the traditional functions of universities. Several other trends notable in the literature about international higher education are seen in the interest expressed in: (1) bureaucratization; (2) accountability; (3) quality; (4) access; (5) redefining higher education; (6) globalization; and (7) lifelong learning and continuing education. Higher education is a priority in every country. Accountability and quality movements have been going on for years in some countries, and these countries can offer assistance to others. Entrepreneurialism is a growing model, and the impact of the shift in this direction needs further exploration, especially since so many commentators advocate this model. (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, International Studies, Literature Reviews, Scholarly Journals
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.