This encyclopedia is the result of a highly selective enterprise that provides a careful selection of key topics in essays written by top scholars in their fields. Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of a limited number of countries, regions and themes is provided. The essays not only feature statistical and factual information but significant interpretation of those facts and figures. The chapters on themes and topics are both analytic and interpretative and deal with the most important topics relevant to higher education everywhere. More than a compendium of facts and figures the encyclopedia is a comprehensive overview of a growing field of research and analysis.
Table of Contents
Topics: Academic Freedom Edward Shils. The Academic Profession Philip G Altbach. Accountability Klaus Hüfner. The Costs of Higher Education D Bruce Johnstone. The Expansion of Higher Education Franciso O Ramirez and Phyllis Riddle. Foreign Students William K Cummings. Graudate Education Gary Rhoades. Higher Education and the Labor Market Bikas C Sanyal. History of Universities Harold Perkin. New Universities: Their Origins and Strategic Development John L Davies. Private Higher Education Roger L Geiger. Student Political Activism Philip G Altbach. University Reform Philip G Altbach. University Research and the Development of Scientific Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia Thomas O Eisemon and Charles H Davis. Women and Higher Education Gail P Kelly. Regions and Countries. Africa. The Development of University Education in Sub-Saharan Africa David Court. Francophone West Africa Milton N Adams, Ibrahima Bah-Lalya and Mwenene Mukweso. Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia Richard Sack. Kenya Rees Hughes and Kilemi Mwiria. Nigeria Karen Biraimah. South Africa Johan Muller. Tanzania T L Maliyamkono. Zimbabwe Ngoni Chideya. Asia. People’s Republic of China Hubert O Brown. India Sureshchandra Shukla. Indonesia Donald R Snodgrass. Japan Kazuyuki Kitamura. Republic of Korea Ransoo Kim. Malaysia Jasbir Sarjit Singh. Pakistan Shakrukh R Khan. Philippines Andrew Gonzalez. Taiwan Shun-fen Chen. Thailand Keith Watson. Turkey Tokay Gedikoglu.