a global perspective on private higher education

A Global Perspective On Private Higher Education
Author: Mahsood Shah
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Pages: 370
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A Global Perspective on Private Higher Education provides a timely review of the significant growth of private higher education in many parts of the world during the last decade. The book is concurrent with significant changes in the external operating environment of private higher education, including government policy and its impact on the ongoing growth of the sector. The title brings together the trends relating to the growth and the decline of private higher education providers, also including the key contributing factors of the changes from 17 countries. Provides a timely review of the significant growth of private higher education in many parts of the world during the last decade Presents the significant changes in the external operating environment of private higher education Brings together the trends relating to the growth and the decline of private higher education providers

Global Perspectives On Higher Education
Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2016-04
Pages: 332
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Over the past half-century, globalization has had a profound impact on postsecondary education. The twin forces of mass higher education and the global knowledge economy have driven an unprecedented transformation. These fundamental changes have pulled in opposite directions: one pushes for wider access and accompanying challenges of quality, the other toward exclusive, “world class” research-oriented universities. In Global Perspectives on Higher Education, renowned higher education scholar Philip G. Altbach offers a wide-ranging perspective on the implications of these key forces and explores how they influence academe everywhere. Altbach begins with a discussion of the global trends that increasingly affect higher education, including the implications of mass enrollments, the logic of mass higher education systems around the world, and specific challenges facing Brazil, Russia, India, and China. He considers the numerous implications of globalization, including the worldwide use of the English language, university cross-border initiatives, the role of research universities in developing countries, the impact of the West on Asian universities, and the expansion of private higher education. Provocative and wide-ranging, Global Perspectives on Higher Education considers how the international exchange of ideas, students, and scholars has fundamentally altered higher education.

Developments In Higher Education  National Strategies And Global Perspectives  Penerbit USM
Author: Shukran Abd. Rahman
Publisher: Penerbit USM
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 156
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Developments in Higher Education: National Strategies and Global Perspectivesbrings together a collection of meticulously researched articles, providing insights into the changing nature of higher education through internationalisation and its consequent impact on the futures of higher education. These articles are intended for academics, policymakers and researchers in higher education to enhance their understanding, leading ultimately to sustainable human capital development. The book seeks to present a comprehensive discussion on internationalisation as a variable in higher education, and hence, derive alternative futures of higher education systems. It also suggests a different perspective regarding the appraisal of higher learning institutions and the subsequent influence on policy recommendations. Many of these important aspects are gathered together under topics such as “Internationalising Higher Education: A Malaysian Perspective”, “Rankings and Policy Contradictions: Is It Time to Move Beyond Rankings?” and “Campuses 2060: Four Futures of Higher Education in Four Alternative Futures of Society”. This book is recommended to anyone seeking to further enhance their knowledge in higher education, especially in regards to policymaking.

Sustainability Of Higher Education  A Global Perspective  Penerbit USM
Author: Rosni Bakar
Publisher: Penerbit USM
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As the higher education landscape is ever evolving, sustainability continues to be an essential concern. This publication covers existing sustainability matters ranging from internationalisation and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to university social responsibility. The main contribution of this book is to reveal the efforts and issues of internationalisation of higher education for sustainable tomorrow from global perspectives. Since the institutions educate current and future decision makers, the play a key role in building more sustainable entities and creating new paradigms. The articles are written by a number of experts with various backgrounds in higher education that give global perspective on the issues of sustainability. Specific country studies give a timely review on the substantial growth of higher education institutions in certain parts of the world. This publication provides invaluable knowledge and skills to guide the reader in designing appropriate frameworks in critical problem solving of current higher education issues.

Quality Assurance In Higher Education
Author: Stamelos Georgios
Publisher: Studera Press
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Pages: 246
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The significant growth of number of students enrolled in tertiary education institutions in the recent past decades has caused an unprecedented expansion of higher education systems. The rapid and constant social, economic and technological mutations and international competition make the importance of qualitatively well-educated citizenry and labor forces very decisive. Globalization has developed a powerful impact on the development of higher education and imposes new challenges for the organization (standards, financing, regulations). Systems of higher education tend to detach from the national models and adopt a more "global" orientation. The implementation of quality assurance is one of the recent and most decisive transformations of higher education. Different higher education systems are trying to develop assessment tools (internal and external) to improve the quality of teaching, research and extension activities, and these are either based on experiences of selected countries or are extensively country specific. The quality assurance procedures that were often dependent on national directorial traditions have gradually tended to converge and led to a setup of common tools and standards. Countries under a centralized system tend to impose a uniform and general model while decentralized systems give greater freedom to universities to set up their own quality. International rankings of universities also contribute to impose a set of transnational standards and values, which is also being considered as indicative by the stakeholders. The present book tries to look at the quality assurance mechanism, international rankings and its impact in both absolute and comparative fashion in context of 11 countries from different parts of the world.

Private Higher Education
Author: Asha Gupta
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Pages: 306
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Introduction Asha Gupta 1 Access via Private Higher Education Provision Daniel C. Levy 2 Institutional Evolution and Survival: Non-elite, Catholic Colleges in the United States Mary Beth Collier 3 Faculty in for-Profit Higher Education: The University of Phoenix Kevin Kinser 4 Institutional Diversity of Thai Private Higher Education Prachayani Praphamontripong 5 Role of Private Higher Education in Human Resources Development in South Africa Mahlubi Mabizela 6 Gender Stratification in Japanese Higher Education1: The Private Role Makoto Nagasawa 7 Private Higher Education in the Current Indian Context A. Gnanam 8 Role of Private Sector in Financing Higher Education in India J. L. Azad 9 Self-Financing Higher Education: Issues and Concerns L. C. Singh and Sudarshan Mishra 10 Private Higher Education in India: Maharashtra as a Case Study K. B. Powar and Veena Bhalla 11 Public Private Partnerships in Medical Education: A Case Study7 of the Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Malaysia J. S. Nagra 12 Outsourcing of Support Services in Indian Universities A. K. Malik 13 Private Initiatives in Higher Education and Common Entrance Test: A Minority Perspective Nabi Ahmad and Mohd. Abid Siddiqui 14 Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Private Higher Education M. Aruchami and C. A. Vasuki 15 Quality Assurance in the Context of Private Participation in Higher Education Antony Stella 16 Role of the NIIT in the Context of Global Changes Affecting Indian Private Higher Education Parimal Mandke 17 Judicial Interventions and Private Higher Education in India Asha Gupta 18 Commonality and Distinctiveness: Indian Private Higher Education in International Perspective Daniel C. Levy Bibliography Index The book explores emerging trends in private higher education at the international level in general and India in particular. Today with the emergence of knowledge-based and technology-driven economies, we find a sudden surge in the demand for highly skilled workforce. At the same time higher education is no longer seen as solely a state-funded socio-political priority but as a service that has attracted private initiative. The key questions are: Is private higher education desirable or has it become inevitable? Are there basic contradictions between public and private higher education or can public-private partnerships co-exist? Based on private higher education experiences in a few select countries, a modest attempt has been made to delve deeper into some of these issues. This publication should be of interest to all those who are interested in issues relating to higher education in Private Sector.

The University In Transformation
Author: Sohail Inayatullah
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2000-01
Pages: 270
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Leading scholars examine the future of the university based upon historical and emerging issues and trends.

Fairness In Access To Higher Education In A Global Perspective
Author: Heinz-Dieter Meyer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-04-20
Pages: 310
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The purpose of this volume is to help jump-start an urgently needed conversation about fairness and justice in access to higher education to counteract the ubiquitous mantras of neoliberal globalization and managerialism. The book seeks to carve out a strong moral and normative basis for opposing mainstream developments that engender increasing inequality and market-dependency in higher education. The book’s chapters consider how different national communities channel access to higher education, what their “implicit social contracts” are, and what outcomes are produced by different policies and methods. The book is essential reading for scholars of higher education and students concerned with increasing inequality in a globalizing educational marketplace.

Widening Higher Education Participation
Author: Mahsood Shah
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Pages: 292
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Governments have introduced policies to widen the participation of disadvantaged students in higher education. Widening participation policies are also introduced to ensure that higher education contributes to social and economic outcomes. This book includes important insights from 23 leading scholars across 11 countries on a wide range of topics that focus on government policies, institutional structures and the social and economic impacts of widening participation. While widening participation policies and outcomes in developed countries are more widely documented, the policies, achievements, and challenges in other countries such as Brazil, China, Indonesia, South Africa and Palestine are not so widely disseminated. Therefore, the ‘untold stories’ of policies and outcomes of widening participation are a key part of this book. The chapters are organised according to three overarching themes, which include national and transnational studies of the history of widening participation and current policies; inclusive learning and academic outcomes; and socioeconomic structures, concepts and theories. engages prominent academics, earlier career researchers, and research students provides a wide range of topics related to widening participation explores social and economic impact of widening student participation presents untold stories of widening participation in developing countries experiencing growth in youth population

International Handbook Of Higher Education
Author: James J.F. Forest
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-01-18
Pages: 1136
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This book provides a central, authoritative source of reference on the most essential topics of higher education. The International Handbook of Higher Education combines a rich diversity of scholarly perspectives with a wide range of internationally derived descriptions and analyses. Chapters in the first volume cover central themes in the study of higher education, while contributors to the second volume focuses on contemporary higher education issues within specific countries or regions. Together, these volumes provide a centralized, easily accessible, yet scholarly source of information.

Competition In Higher Education Branding And Marketing
Author: Antigoni Papadimitriou
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Pages: 254
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This volume provides a critical examination of branding and marketing in higher education from national, regional, and global perspectives. Contributors with expertise in higher education, sociology, comparative and international education, marketing, rankings, and educational philanthropy use novel theoretical frameworks and cases from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US to map the brandscape of higher education. Empirical cases and literature analysis show that brand building is becoming a deliberate goal for higher education. This book illustrates student-institution dynamics, as well as the critical role of policy and professionalization to support branding and marketing strategies in higher education in relation to equity.

Private Higher Education
Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 316
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Highlighting trends and realities of private higher education around the world, this book is organized into two sections. The first deals with international trends and issues, while the second--much longer--section focuses on countries and regions. (Education)

Global Perspectives On Higher Education And Lifelong Learners
Author: Maria Slowey
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Pages: 312
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The global expansion of participation rates in higher education continue more or less unabated. However, while the concept of lifelong learning has figured prominently in national and international educational policy discourse for more than three decades, its implications for the field of higher education has remained relatively underdeveloped. This book focuses on a particular dimension of the lifelong learning: higher education for those who have not progressed directly from school to higher education. Some will embark on undergraduate programmes as mature students, part-time and/or distance students; others wish to return to higher education after having completed (or not completed) a previous academic programme, while increasing numbers participate in postgraduate and continuing studies for a complex mix of professional and personal reasons. Adopting a comparative and international longitudinal perspective which goes beyond a snapshot view by building on the cases of a core group of ten OECD countries, this timely book investigates the ways in which important new developments impacting on higher education crystallise around the lifelong learning agenda: new technology and open source resources; the changing role of the state and market in higher education; the blurring of public and private boundaries; issues of equity and access in a time of global economic turmoil; the increased emphasis on research and international league tables; the changing nature of the education; and, the complex interaction of international, national and regional expectations which governments and other stakeholders have of universities and other public and private institutions of higher education. While focusing on the situation in Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and a wide variety of European countries, the book also assesses the issues from the perspective of developing countries. Launched by the Irish Minister of Education, this timely book is a must read. Find out more here: http://www4.dcu.ie/ovpli/herc/book_launch

Achieving Equity And Quality In Higher Education
Author: Mahsood Shah
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-07-05
Pages: 356
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Across the world, higher education is witnessing exponential growth in both student participation and types of educational providers. One key phenomenon of this growth is an increase in student diversity: governments are widening access to higher education for students from traditionally underrepresented groups. However, this raises questions about whether this rapid growth may in face compromise academic quality. This book presents case studies of how higher education institutions in diverse countries are maintaining academic excellence while increasing the access and participation of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Including case studies spanning four continents, the authors and editors examine whether increasing widening participation positively impacts upon academic quality. This volume will be of interest and value to students and scholars of global higher education, representation and participation in education, and quality in higher education.

Financing Higher Education
Author: Donald Bruce Johnstone
Publisher: Sense Pub
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 292
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Public systems of higher education worldwide are caught between increasing public and private demand for their products, rising per-student costs, and flat or even declining governmental revenues. Thus, the fundamental condition of higher education, especially in the low and middle income countries, is dominated by the radically diverging trajectories of higher education costs and available governmental revenues, underscoring the worldwide search for other-than-governmental revenue sources for higher education. This is the higher educational austerity rationale for cost-sharing-which term reflects both the simple fact that the underlying costs of higher education are shared by governments (or taxpayers), parents, students, and philanthropists, as well as a description of a worldwide policy trend of these costs being increasingly shifted from governments to parents and students. The underlying theory of cost-sharing as well as the description of its worldwide reach were developed from 1986 through 2006 mainly by the works of Johnstone and his Ford Foundation financed International Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The principal papers from this project are reproduced in this volume. They examine the worldwide shift in the burden of higher education costs from governments and taxpayers to parents and students, and the policies of grants, loans and other governmental interventions designed to maintain higher educational accessibility in the face of this shift.

Private Higher Education And Public Policy In Africa
Author: Isaac Nnamdi Obasi
Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 203
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Tradition And Transition
Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: Brill / Sense
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 274
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A global and comparative perspective is central to understanding the rapidly changing world of higher education. Tradition and Transition analyzes many of the key themes of academic change in the 21st century. It brings a unique comparative approach, citing examples from many national contexts to illustrate themes. Among the topics considered are the logic of mass higher education, globalization and inequality, the role of research universities, academic freedom, private higher education, and the academic profession and its problems. These topical chapters are accompanied by in-depth discussions of Asia and Africa.

Higher Education In The New Century
Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: Brill / Sense
Release Date: 2008-11
Pages: 197
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Higher education worldwide faces similar challenges--how to cope with globalization, the provision of access to underserved populations, and others. Higher Education in the New Century has identified six key challenges and has focused careful analysis on them. The topics are: *The academic profession *Access and equity *Higher education and social cohesion *Private higher education *International student circulation *The research university Each of these themes is analyzed by a group of international scholars in order to provide a multidisciplinary and cross-national perspective. This book stems from the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program--an international research project involving more than 20 countries. Because of its broad perspective, this book brings a fresh analysis to central issues. For example, the analysis of how universities can contribute to social cohesion in divided societies is unique. International student flows are discussed from a south-south perspective.

For Profit Colleges And Universities
Author: Guilbert C. Hentschke
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Pages: 224
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Do for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs) pose a threat to traditional providers of higher education, or do they play a vital role at a time when the capacity of public and private non-profits to meet demand is constrained? With the US no longer the leader in developing a college-educated workforce, can FPCUs help redress the competitive gap? What can be learned from the management practices and growth of FPCUs – that now number close to 3,000 institutions in the US – whose increase in enrollments has out-paced that of traditional institutions, and who now grant around 8% of all degrees? This book offers a clear-eyed and balanced analysis of for-profit colleges and universities, reviewing their history, business strategies, and management practices; setting them in the context of marketplace conditions, the framework of public policy and government regulations; and viewing them in the light of the public good. Individual chapters variously explore FPCU’s governance, how they develop courses and programs, and the way they define faculty work; present findings from in-depth interviews with part-time and full-time faculty to understand how external forces and the imperative of profit generation affect faculty roles and responsibilities of faculty; analyze policy considerations that affect FPCUs, including federal regulation and oversight, accountability and assessment, and the legal and regulatory issues FPCUs face internationally; and finally address the notion of academic freedom and the distribution of public monies to FPCUs. Looking beyond FPCUs’ current strategy of offering career programming to non-traditional students, the book reveals how they are positioning themselves to meet future market needs by developing new programs targeting a wider group of students. Recognizing that FPCUs are more developing than fully developed, the authors convey both the current state and the unresolved issues facing these businesses, and, in so doing, surface enduring topics that face all of post-secondary education.

Rethinking The Public Private Mix In Higher Education
Author: Pedro Teixeira
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Pages: 14
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In recent decades, we have seen the emergence of private higher education as a global reality. Although there are specific reasons for its appearance in each system, there is also a significant degree of commonality in the context and purposes surrounding the rise of private higher education as an important factor in many systems. The analysis of private higher education has tended to be focused at the national level, often highlighting national peculiarities and variations. In this volume the authors move forward by proposing a unifying and coherent, but flexible, theoretical framework that may be applied in different countries and diverse systems. Hence, the overall goal of this book is to provide a framework for a better understanding of the public-private mix of higher education and a set of policy guidelines in dealing with the expansion of private higher education from a comparative perspective. This analytical framework will be applied to four case-studies (Pakistan, Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay). These cases illustrate the diversity of contexts in the development of private higher education, though they also highlight important commonalities. Based on that analysis, we present some general recommendations to build a more effective policy-framework that takes advantage of the private sector in order to fulfill better the missions of the higher education system.