1st Edition

Higher Education Policy in Developing and Western Nations Contemporary and Emerging Trends in Local and Global Contexts

By Beverly Lindsay Copyright 2022
    280 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Recognizing that institutes of higher education function simultaneously in local and global contexts, this volume explores the applications of domestic and global policies in a range of industrialized nations in North America and Australia, and developing ones of Brazil, Indonesia, Myanmar, and in Southern Africa and the Caribbean

    The chapters focus on policies relating to global matters such as diversity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) innovations, and development amid natural disasters and conflicts. In each case, authors consider how policies were envisioned, how they compare to the realities of implementation, and how far they have been successfully supported by the communities and translated into legislations and formal or informal programs. Based upon decades of research and executive positions by senior scholars and perspectives of emerging professionals, the volume concentrates on motifs that portray relationships among policies and comparative analysis that reveals the need for global collaborations.

    This important book will be of great interest to researchers, scholars, postgraduates, and government and philanthropic professionals in the fields of higher education, public and educational policy, comparative education, and international affairs.

    Foreword - Ruminations on Diplomacy and Public and Universities Policies

    Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller

    Preface - Commencing and Completing Semi-Circles on Public and Universities

    Policies for the Public Good

    Beverly Lindsay

    1. The Salience of Policies Affecting Higher Education

    Beverly Lindsay

    Part One Concepts and Applications of Policies for Inclusiveness

    2. Community-University Learning and Engagement in Canada. Is the System Shifting in a Big Enough Way? Yes and No.

    Linda DeRiviere

    3. Policy and Praxis Implications of Australian Higher Education in "Closing the Gap"

    Yolanda T. Moses and Stephanie Gilbert

    4. From Inequality to the Democratization of University Access: Illustrations of Public and Educational Policies in Brazil

    Tatiane Cosentino Rodrigues, Ana Cristina Juvenal da Cruz, and Fernanda Vieira da Silva Santos

    5. Beacons of Hope: How Two-Year Minority Serving Institutions Serve the Needs of the Local and International Students

    Hugo A. García, Andrew Herridge, and Sarah Schiffecker

    Part Two STEM and Funding Policies Among Nations

    6. The Evolution of National STEM Policies and Their Applications in Cross-National University Environments in the United States and England

    Eric Jason Simeon and Beverly Lindsay

    7. The Influence of Policies on the Diffusion of Innovations in Higher Education in the Southern African Development Community Region

    Tutaleni I. Asino

    8. Re-thinking the Funding of Higher Education: Choices of Regional Governments, The University of the West Indies (UWI), and Individual Campuses

    Disraeli M. Hutton

    Part Three Diplomacy and Educational Policies Amid Disasters and Conflicts

    9. Responding to Extensive Disasters Amid Changing Times for Universities: Creating and Altering Policies in Turbulent Rhythms

    Marvalene Hughes and Beverly Lindsay

    10. Designing a University Women’s Leadership Institute: Meeting Challenges in Post-Conflict and Transitional Societies

    Beverly Lindsay, Yolanda T. Moses, and Suzanne M. Hickey

    11. Policies and Leadership for Intellectual Migrations: University Case Studies from Fulbrights in Indonesia and Myanmar

    Beverly Lindsay

    Part Four Creativity and Realities for Universities in Changing Eras

    12. Policy Innovations Amid Opportunities and Challenges

    Beverly Lindsay


    Beverly Lindsay is Co-Director and Principal Investigator for a Ford Foundation Funded Institute, University of California, USA. Recently, she was a Guest Professor at Oxford University and Visiting Professor at University College London, UK

    "This book represents an excellent collection of essays on the global politics of higher education. Its main strength lies in its comparative orientation, exploring similarities and differences in the trends and emerging challenges across developing and the more established systems of higher education. On a more optimistic note, the book points to the importance of transnational collaborations in realizing the many opportunities that are now open - especially via the concepts and new practices of intellectual migration as aptly articulated by Professor Lindsay."

    Fazal Rizvi, Professor, The University of Melbourne, Australia, and Professor Emeritus, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

    "This original collection promises to be a major contribution to the field of international higher education. The assembled chapters cover a wide range of countries and topics, situated within and responsive to the global crises of the COVID pandemic and catastrophic climate change. I especially commend Dr. Lindsay for bringing together such an outstanding group of well-established scholars and emerging, newer scholars. The established scholars bring substantial perspective on historic trends within the field, and the emerging scholars focus our attention on issues that will play out for the next several decades. All told, an impressive set of chapters."

    Gretchen B. Rossman, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

    "There are books that one simply cannot afford to miss. This is an excellent resource book, that is a thoughtful and unique collection from seasoned researchers and authors. It is loaded with amazing insights that will inspire executives, professors, and students to enhance their knowledge of critical domestic and international policies. It is, undoubtedly, a must read for all in higher education and public policy in settings throughout the world."

    Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf, former Vice President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ghana