ERIC Number: ED480478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Decline of the Guru: "The Academic Profession in Developing and Middle-Income Countries."
Altbach, Philip G., Ed.
Contributions to this collection shed light on the dramatic changes in the academic profession in developing and middle-income countries. The chapters are: (1) "Centers and Peripheries in the Academic Profession: The Special Challenges of Developing Countries" (Philip G. Altbach); (2) "Big City Love: The Academic Workplace in Mexico" (Manuel Gil-Anton); (3) "Universities and Professors in Argentina; Changes and Challenges" (Carlos Marquis); (4) "The Changing Academic Workplace in Brazil" (Elizabeth Balbachevsky and Maria da Conceicao Quinteiro); (5) "The Academic Profession in China" (Xiangming Chen); (6) "The Academic Profession in Malaysia and Singapore: Between Bureaucratic and Corporate Cultures" (Molly N. N. Lee); (7) "The Changing Academic Workplace in Korea" (Sungho H. Lee); (8) "The Fall of the Guru: The Decline of the Academic Profession in India" (N. Jayaram); (9) "The Academic Workplace in Public Arab Gulf Universities" (Andre Elias Mazawi); (10) "Academe in Transition: Transformations in the Polish Academic Profession" (Marek Kwiek); (11) "The Bulgarian Academic Profession in Transition" (Snejana Slantcheva); (12) "Challenges to the Russian Academic Profession" (Anna Smolentseva); (13) "The Academic Workplace in a Changing Environment: The Nigerian Scene" (Monica Iyerumwena Barrow and Fidelma Ekwutozia Ukeje); and (14) "Challenges and Pressures Facing the Academic Profession in South Africa" (Charlton Koen). Each chapter contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Status
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Boston Coll., Chesnut Hill, MA. Center for International Higher Education.