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The Social Role of Higher Education
Comparative Perspectives

ISBN 9781138337930
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1996 The Social Role of Higher Education is an anthology of nine papers, it presents cases studies showing how culture influences the social role of higher education in various nations. It examines how environments get defined and how they shape universities, and how knowledge and academic work interact in national contexts. This book focuses on how both developed and developing countries' systems of higher education are affected by their own culture and their place within the larger global context. 

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Preface

1. Academic Culture in an International Context, Ken Kempner and William G. Tierney

2. The Academic Profession and the Culture of the Faculty: A Perspective on Latin American Universities, William G. Tierney

3. The Modernist Traditions of Japanese Higher Education, Ken Kempner and Misao Makino

4. Cultural Influences on Higher Education in Thailand, Varaporn Bovonsiri, Pornlerd Uampuang, and Gerald Fox

5. Modernity on the Periphery: Expansion and Cultural Change in Mexican Public Universities, Rollin Kent

6. Culture and the Role of Women in Latin American University: The Case of the University of Costa Rica, Susan B. Twombly

7. The Political Economy of Entrepreneurial Culture in Higher Education: Policies toward Foreign Students in Australia and the United States, Gary Rhoades and Don Smart

8. The Educational Decentralization in Latin America: The Case of Chile, Claudio Figueroa and Marcos Valle

9. Private and Public Intellectuals in Finland, Jussi Välimaa

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Ken Kempner is Professor Emeritus, Department of Social Sciences, Policy, and Culture, Southern Oregon University. Ken does research in Educational Policy, Educational Leadership and Comparative Education. His latest research project and paper is: 'Security Issues and the Public Good in Arab Universities: Faculty Perspectives.'