The international imperative in higher education /

21st century higher education faces immense changesfrom the broad impact of globalization to the implications of massification and the growth of enrollments worldwide. The International Imperative in Higher Education focuses on most of the central elements affecting universities worldwide. Included...

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Author / Creator:Altbach, Philip G.
Imprint:Rotterdam : Sense, [2013]
©2013
Description:1 online resource (196 pages)
Language:English
Series:Global perspectives on higher education ; volume 27
Global perspectives on higher education ; v. 27.
Subject:Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Higher education and state.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives.
Higher education and state.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9900319
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ISBN:9789462093386 (electronic bk.)
9462093385 (electronic bk.)
9788462093386 (electronic bk.)
8462093384 (electronic bk.)
9788462093389 (electronic bk.)
8462093384 (electronic bk.)
9789462093362
9789462093379
9462093369 (paperback)
9462093377 (hardback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed September 19, 2013).
Summary:21st century higher education faces immense changesfrom the broad impact of globalization to the implications of massification and the growth of enrollments worldwide. The International Imperative in Higher Education focuses on most of the central elements affecting universities worldwide. Included among the themes analyzed are global issues such as corruption, the continuing impact of the brain drain and the phenomenon of brain exchange, the role of English in internationalization, changes in the environment for publishing and knowledge distribution, and academic freedom. The specific elements of internationalization, such as growing commercialization, and the role of agents and recruiters as a part of global student flows are considered. The role of the academic profession in a rapidly changing university environment is also discussed. Special attention is paid to China and India, the worlds two largest academic systems, and the specific challenges faced by them. This book consists of 40 concise essays analyzing key aspects of global higher education. They bring together broad analysis and an underlying concern for the public good aspects of higher education in a comparative and international framework.
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