ERIC Number: EJ1090268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
The Spread of Higher Education around the Globe: A Cross- Country Analysis of Gross Tertiary Education Enrollment, 1999-2005
Yu, Patricia; Delaney, Jennifer A.
Educational Policy, v30 n2 p281-321 Mar 2016
Many nation-states have realized the importance of tertiary education and the world has seen a corollary increase in tertiary education enrollments. Using Berry and Berry's event history model as a framework, this study tests both the internal features of each country and the influence that nation-states have on each other with regard to setting tertiary enrollment policies. As expanding tertiary education is an important policy worldwide, we use Trow's classification to define two levels of tertiary education expansion: first, increasing gross tertiary enrollment rates above 15% (from elite to massified), and second, above 50% (from massified to universal). Analyzing a unique cross-national panel dataset, which spans the time period from 1999 to 2005, our findings show that both internal determinants (secondary education participation rates and the political landscape) as well as diffusion factors (proximity to a pioneering nation and regional variables) influence nations in setting tertiary enrollment policies.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Education, Educational Policy, Access to Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Enrollment Trends, Classification, Educational History, Guidelines, Political Influences, Secondary Education, Mass Instruction, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; Mauritius