ERIC Number: ED474484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Higher Education: An International Perspective.
Phelps, Richard P.; Dietrich, Greta L.; Phillips, Gabriele; McCormack, Kevin A.
This report provides a review of higher education systems in selected developed countries and compares higher education in the United States and other countries. The report draws on data from the Indicators of National Education Systems Project of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the OECD journal "Higher Education Management," and three "encyclopedias" of education information. The first chapter provides a historical background, discusses more recent trends, and describes the resulting governance structures of higher education systems, focusing on 12 developed countries. Chapters 2, 3, and 4, discussing student participation, resources and expenditures, and education outcomes respectively, contain a variety of measures that are often found as measures of the inputs and outputs of education systems. These chapters allow the comparison of national education systems in a number of areas. Chapter 5 focuses on the research function of higher education. Three appendixes contain basic reference tables, detailed tables, and technical notes. (Contains 18 tables, 71 figures, and 87 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: Contains small print.