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Douglass, John Aubrey – European Journal of Education, 2012
What accounts for the rapid growth in the For-Profit (FP) higher education sector in the US? How will its growth influence educational opportunity and degree attainment rates in a country that first pioneered a mass higher education built largely on expanding public colleges and universities? The current US experience is a version of what I call…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Free Enterprise System, Public Colleges, Educational Attainment
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2010
In the midst of the global recession, how have national governments viewed the role of higher education in their evolving strategies for economic recovery? Demand for higher education generally goes up during economic downturns. Which nations have proactively protected funding for their universities and colleges to help maintain access, to help…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Federal Aid, Taxes
Douglass, John Aubrey; Edelstein, Richard – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2009
There is growing evidence that students throughout the world no longer see the US as the primary place to study; that in some form this correlates with a rise in perceived quality and prestige in the EU and elsewhere; and further, that this may mean a continued decline in the US's market share of international students. There clearly are a complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Competition, Global Approach
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Douglass, John Aubrey; Edelstein, Richard – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
In the long term, there is little doubt that US higher education will remain extremely attractive to foreign talent, due to the academic quality of a large number of its research universities; the legacy of a relatively open society for immigrants; and America's still strong, if slightly tarnished, reputation as a land of opportunity. However, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Economic Development, Higher Education, Research Universities
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2009
In the United States, developing "human capital" for both economic and social benefit is an idea as old as the nation itself and led to the emergence of world's first mass higher education system. Now most other nations are racing to expand access to universities and colleges and to expand their role in society. Higher education is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Educational Change, Foreign Countries