ERIC Number: EJ1042030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
The Emergence of a Field: Research and Training in Higher Education
Altbach, Philip G.
Studies in Higher Education, v39 n8 p1306-1320 2014
Higher education as a field of study emerged as universities became complex institutions requiring data and interpretation for effective management and governance. The field expanded in the mid-20th century, and now includes many research and other journals, books, and other reports and publications. Academic departments and centers have been established to produce research and analysis, as well as to train professionals for university management. Government agencies also produce data on higher education, and many universities have established departments for institutional research to help them in management and planning. The field of higher education studies has grown along with the massification of postsecondary education worldwide.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Higher Education, Educational Research, College Programs, Research and Development Centers, Professional Associations, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Financial Support, Institutional Research, Global Approach, International Organizations, Quality Assurance, Accreditation (Institutions), English, Information Networks, Research Needs, Educational Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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