ERIC Number: ED482474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
PROPHE Background Paper.
Levy, Daniel C.
This paper describes the Program for Research on Private Higher Education (PROPHE), a program that seeks to build knowledge about private higher education around the world. The program focuses on discovery, analysis, and dissemination of information, as well as creation of an international base of trained researchers. The main mission of the PROPHE global network is scholarship. The program's initial topic, "The Global Growth of Private Higher Education," concentrates on identifying the scope, contours, and patterns of rapid expansion. A crucial goal is bolstering and revising the three general categories of private higher education growth and functioning developed in the literature so far: (1) cultural distinctions; (2) academic or socioeconomic advantage; and (3) demand-absorption. A recent development that merits particular attention is the surge in for-profit activity. Once it builds its knowledge base, PROPHE will turn increasingly to matters of policy. Some of the program's planned "outputs," data, publications, collaborative production, and training, are outlined. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Colleges, Private Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Research Needs, Research Projects
For full text: http://www.albany.edu/~prophe/program/background.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.
Note: Prepared by the Program for Research On Private and Higher Education (PROPHE).