The Forefront of International Higher Education

The Forefront of International Higher Education

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This book honors the academic trajectory and global impact of Philip G. Altbach, one of the most important education comparativists worldwide for over forty years. From his early writings on India and student activism to his recent work on research universities, Altbach has served as a key developer of the expansion of the field to include comparative higher education. His capacity to find, support, and gather the best minds around the world, to organize research teams in order to explore the most relevant issues on comparative higher education has earned him international recognition. His service to the field of comparative higher education is invaluable and incomparable. This festschrift contains original pieces from colleagues and former students following a twofold discussion: the most relevant topics on comparative higher education and particular Altbacha€™s contributions to this field of work.Added to this is a continuous falling away of the demand by employers for those who undertake manual and routine tasks. ... while 23% unemployed have only a high school leaving certificate and over 40% are those without any credentials.

Title:The Forefront of International Higher Education
Author:Alma Maldonado Maldonado, Roberta Malee Bassett
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-10-07


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