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Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity: Cross-National Perspectives - Studies in Public Policy (Hardback)
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Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity: Cross-National Perspectives - Studies in Public Policy (Hardback)

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Hardback 346 Pages / Published: 25/09/2010
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This volume provides a broad overview of recent higher education policy in a variety of countries, both developed and developing, around the world. Using interdisciplinary methods and analysis, it focuses on how diminishing governmental resources and expanding market forces influence higher education policy in different countries in terms of access, minority status (including ethnic, national and gender groups), affirmative action, quality, and performance.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739146699
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 721 g
Dimensions: 240 x 163 x 28 mm


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Succinct and immensely readable, this is required reading for university leaders. Examples from a dozen lands illustrate the altruism and the avarice characterizing expansion of global education. No recent title covers the waterfront as well as this study does. Tussling with strangled budgets and unremitting admissions pressure, we need the insights offered here with wit and wisdom. Just occasionally we get a volume as good as this. -- Paul Rich, President, Policy Studies Organization
This collection of twenty chapters, written by experts from various countries, offers an insightful and informative debate on higher education and equality of opportunities in the global economy. The authors employ diverse theoretical perspectives and mixed methodologies, both qualitative and qualitative, and the comparative aspects of their analysis add to the overall richness of discourses employed. What is indeed innovative is both the book's focus on current cross national dilemmas in higher education, and the comparative analysis of current developments in higher education globally. As such, this volume is a must-read and is warmly recommended to higher education analysts, policy makers, graduate students and the professoriate interested in globalisation and higher education reforms, equity, access, cultural and economic capital and social stratification of higher education. * International Review of Education *

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