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Altbach, Philip G.

Works: 420 works in 1,769 publications in 3 languages and 47,928 library holdings
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The Racial crisis in American higher education by William A Smith( )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 2,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays addresses the need for continued research in race-related issues on college campuses. The book examines the causes and the impact of campus racial tensions by studying some key university case studies and by investigating some of the underlying elements of the crisis. Essays and their authors are as follows: "The Racial Dilemma in American Higher Education" (Philip G. Altbach); "The Changing Demographics: Problems and Opportunities" (Lewis C. Solmon, Tamara L. Wingard); "Racism and the Model Minority: Asian-Americans in Higher Education" (Sucheng Chan, Ling-chi Wang); "Race Relations on Campus: An Administrative Perspective" (Alan Colon); "The Undergraduate Curriculum and the Issues of Race: Opportunities and Obligations" (Leon Botstein); "Student Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Addressing Underrepresentation" (William T. Trent); "Black Faculty in Academia" (Kenneth W. Jackson); "Making the Short List: Black Candidates and the Faculty Recruitment Process" (Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Melvin L. Oliver); "Practices of the Academy: Barriers to Access for Chicano Academics" (Maria de la Luz Reyes, John J. Halcon); "White Faculty Struggling with the Effects of Racism" (Joseph Katz); "Columbia University: Individual and Institutional Racism" (Eric L. Hirsch); "Beyond Recruitment and Retention: The Stanford Experience" (Sally Cole); "Race Relations and Attitudes at Arizona State University" (Leonard Gordon); "Cornell Twenty Years Later" (William D. Gurowitz); and a conclusion by Kofi Lomotey. An index is included. (Glr)
Emergent issues in education : comparative perspectives by Robert F Arnove( )

18 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reflects the field of comparative education as it has emerged in the 1990s. In a collection of 18 essays, leading scholars illuminate worldwide trends in critical issues that confront policymakers and practitioners in different national settings. Following the introduction by Robert F. Arnove, Philip G. Altbach, and Gail P. Kelly, part 1 contains one chapter, "Debates and Trends in Comparative Education," by Gail P. Kelly. Part 2, which examines world trends in education, contains the following articles: (2) "Compulsory Schooling in the Western Cultural Context" (John Boli and Francisco O. Ramirez); (3) "Patterns in Higher Education Development: Toward the Year 2000" (Philip G. Altbach); (4) "Donor Agencies and Third World Educational Development, 1945-1985" (Edward H. Berman); (5) "Modernization without Westernization: Assessing the Chinese Educational Experience" (Ruth Hayhoe); and (6) "The Neo-Conservative Paradigm: Recent Changes in Eastern Europe" (Tamas Kozma). Part 3, which presents theoretical frameworks, includes the following three chapters: (7) "Conceptualizing Education and the Drive for Social Equality" (Joseph P. Farrell); (8) "Conceptualizing the Role of Education in the Economy" (Peter Easton and Steven Klees); and (9) "Education and the State: From Adam Smith to Perestroika" (Martin Carnoy). The fourth part, "Contemporary Reform Movements and Emergent Issues" includes the following chapters: (10) "Reforming Educational Governance: Centralization/Decentralization" (Noel F. McGinn); (11) "Public and Private Sectors in Education in India" (Jandhyala B.G. Tilak); (12) "Comparing National Systems of Secondary Schools Leaving Examinations" (Harold J. Noah and Max A. Eckstein); (13) "a Cross-National Study of Teachers" (Harry Judge); (14) "Education Reform in Britain and the United States" (Miriam David); and (15) "Effective Schools in Comparative Focus" (Harry M. Levin). Part 5, "Assessing the Outcomes of Reforms" contains three chapters: (16) "Policy Impact of iea Research" (Torsten Husen); (17) "Education, Women, and Change" (Gail P. Kelly); and (18) "National Literacy Campaigns in Historical and Comparative Perspective: Legacies, Lessons, and Issues" (Robert F. Arnove and Harvey J. Graff). Endnotes and an index are included. (Lmi)
The challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for America by William K Cummings( )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Challenge of Eastern Asian Education highlights how Asian education policy and practice challenge American schools. The book focuses on innovations that the nations of the Pacific Rim have developed for their schools, and it analyzes how these educational systems have tried to meet the challenges of rapid social and economic change. It is unique in that it provides in-depth coverage of the Asian approach to education and explicitly discusses the implications of Asian education for America. There is special interest in Asian countries, not only because of their unparalleled economic success, but because Asian societies have been held up as models for social harmony and discipline. This book provides specific examples of Asian educational practice that may have relevance to the United States. It is unique in that it deals not only with Japan, which had received considerable attention, but with other Pacific Rim nations as well
American higher education in the twenty-first century : social, political, and economic challenges by Philip G Altbach( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Higher Education in the Twenty-first century offers a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. The contributors address major changes in higher education--including the rise of organized social movements, the problem of income inequality and stratification, the growth of for-profit and distance education, online education, community colleges, and teaching and learning-- will placing American higher education and its complex social and political context. --Cover
International imperative in higher education by Philip G Altbach( )

19 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st century higher education faces immense changes-from the broad impact of globalization to the implications of massification and the growth of enrollments worldwide. The International Imperative in Higher Education focuses on most of the central elements affecting universities worldwide. Included among the themes analyzed are global issues such as corruption, the continuing impact of the brain drain and the phenomenon of brain exchange, the role of English in internationalization, changes in the environment for publishing and knowledge distribution, and academic freedom. The specific elemen
In defense of American higher education by Philip G Altbach( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors to this collection assert that radical alterations to the practices that have established and upheld the excellence of higher education in the United States must be considered carefully. They reflect on the failings of higher education, but note its many strengths. The chapters are: (1) "The American Academic Model in Comparative Perspective" (Philip G. Altbach); (2) "Higher Education as a Mature Industry" (Arthur Levine); (3) "The 'Crisis' Crisis in Higher Education: Is That a Wolf or a Pussycat at the Academy's Door?" (Robert Birnbaum and Frank Shushok, Jr.); (4) "Built To Serve: The Enduring Legacy of Public Higher Education" (Patricia J. Gumport); (5) "From Mass Higher Educating to Universal Access: The American Advantage" (Martin Trow); (6) "Higher Education and Those 'Out-of-Control Costs'" (D. Bruce Johnstone); (7) "The Liberal Arts and the Role of Elite Higher Education" (Nannerl O. Keohane); (8) "The Technological Revolution: Reflections on the Proper Role of Technology in Higher Education" (Jack M. Wilson); (9) "Academic Change and Presidential Leadership" (Richard M. Freeland); (10) "Graduate Education and Research" (Jules B. LaPidus); (11) "College Students Today: Why We Can't Leave Serendipity to Chance" (George D. Kuh); (12) "Governance: The Remarkable Ambiguity" (George Keller); and (13) "Understanding the American Academic Profession" (Martin J. Finkelstein). (Each chapter contains references.) (Sld)
Higher education in American society by Philip G Altbach( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wide-ranging impact of social, political and economic forces on higher education and their specific consequences for faculty, students, and administrators is addressed within the broad context of autonomy and accountability. The book is organized around several themes. The first section discusses such basic issues as: the historical development of university-society relations and the role of academic freedom as well as an overview of major crises and developments in education during the last 20 years. External forces and their impact on higher education are considered in the second section, with special emphasis given to the role of state and federal government, the courts, private groups, legal precedents, and collective bargaining as sources of change. The third section focuses on the academic community by analyzing the reactions of faculty, students, administrators, and trustees to rapidly changing educational situations. Contributors to the book include E.D. Duryea, T.R. McConnell, Walter Metzger, Sheila Slaughter, Verne A. Stadtman, Clark Kerr, Marian Gade, John D. Millett, Aims C. McGuinness, Jr., Walter C. Hobbs, Fred F. Harcleroad, Arthur Levine, John W. Nason, Donald J. McCarty, and I. Philip Young. A concluding perspective by Burton R. Clark suggests lessons from abroad. (Author/LB)
Excellence in education : perspectives on policy and practice by Philip G Altbach( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current reform movement in education is investigated in this book through analysis of the many reports on the state of the nation's schools collectively called the excellence reports. Five areas of investigation are focused upon in this volume: (1) an overview of what the excellence reports say; (2) a consideration of the social, political, and economic content of the reports; (3) how reform in the 1980s will affect policies initiated in the 60s and 70s; (4) how reforms impact on curriculum, teacher preparation, and student success; and (5) the historical implications of past reform movements in education. Authors or co-authors of these essays, which reflect several educational perspectives, are Ernest L. Boyer, Michael W. Apple, Albert Shanker, Paul E. Peterson, Joel Spring, Sheila Slaughter, Richard C. Hunter, Carl A. Grant, Christine E. Sleeter, Rosemarie V. Rosen, Dennis Carlson, Linda M. McNeil, Hugh G. Petrie, Maxine S. Seller, and the editors. The final contribution to the book is a select bibliography on the excellence debates compiled by Kowsar P. Chowdhury and Philip G. Altbach. (Jd)
Leadership for world-class universities : challenges for developing countries by Philip G Altbach( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership for World-Class Universities reveals how "world-class" thinking and policy can help university leaders employ modern solutions to the challenges facing higher education today. Readers will benefit from best practice advice offered by distinguished international contributors who have excelled by thinking globally without losing sight of their respective national and local environments. Their essays are grounded in empirical research and written to engage the reader, stimulate reflection and enhance performance. This book
Accelerated universities : ideas and money combine to build academic excellence( )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the past several decades, several "highly-resourced, accelerated research universities" have been established around the world to pursue--and achieve--academic and research excellence. These institutions are entirely new, not existing universities that were reconfigured. Accelerated Universities provides case studies of eight such universities and highlights the lessons to be learned from these examples. Each of the cases is written by someone involved with leadership at the early developmental stages of each university, and provides insights that only senior executives can illustrate. Accelerated Universities shows that visionary leadership and generous funding combined with innovative ideas can yield impressive results in a short time. Universities aspiring to recognition among the top tier of global institutions will find this book indispensable"--
Understanding higher education internationalization : insights from key global publications by Georgiana Mihut( )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together selected articles focused on higher education internationalization published in 'University World News' (UWN) and 'International Higher Education' (IHE) between 2011 and 2016. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners alike further the development of higher education internationalization as a field of study through public and ongoing conversations. It is news, analysis, and commentary publications like UWN and IHE that facilitate this dialogue and keep pace with the most up-to-date developments in the field. Together, the articles included in this volume - alongside the section introductions - offer a rich and relevant picture of the dynamic state of higher education internationalization globally. While both publications are freely available online, this book provides a thematically coherent selection of articles, offering an accessible and analytic perspective on the pressing concerns of contemporary higher education internationalization"--Back cover
International book publishing : an encyclopedia by Philip G Altbach( )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and German and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Responding to massification : differentiation in postsecondary education worldwide by Philip G Altbach( )

17 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global massification of postsecondary education, with more than 200 million students studying at an untold number of institutions focusing on every specialization possible, necessitates a differentiated system of postsecondary education in every country. This book provides the first comparative study of how postsecondary education has evolved in 13 countries. The study offers an analysis of current global realities and how different nations have constructed their response. Our research shows that few countries have developed rational and differentiated academic systems to meet new realities. The book provides insights regarding useful approaches for the development of academic systems.00The book reveals similarities and differences in the 13 case studies as different governments have expanded postsecondary education to respond to the massification of enrollment. Postsecondary education has become diversified, but for the most part not adequately differentiated in most countries. Several of the case studies underscore the challenge of sustaining differentiation within the system if credentials from non-university, postsecondary institutions are considered of lesser social status. Too often institutions that successfully address the practical needs of national economies are ultimately merged into the university system.00There is an urgent need for the planning and structuring of coherent systems of postsecondary education to serve the increasingly diverse clientele in need of the skills required by the knowledge economy. This study is the first global analysis aimed at understanding how post-secondary education can be organized to meet society?s requirements and points to the need for designing coherent academic systems
Students in revolt by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the essays in this volume were first published in the winter, 1968, issue of Dædalus
Asian higher education : an international handbook and reference guide by Gerard A Postiglione( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a guide to the present academic systems of twenty Asian countries and political units. Data provided in each chapter include a historical overview, description of the current system, funding support, enrollment rates, and overall organization of higher education. The chapters include: (1) "Bangladesh" (Kowsar P. Chowdhury); (2) "Cambodia" (Thomas Clayton and Yuok Ngoy); (3) "China" (Weifang Min); (4) "Hong Kong" (Grace C.L. Mak and Gerard A. Postiglione); (5) "India" (William K. Cummings and others); (7) "Iran" (Golnar Mehran); (8) "Japan" (Kumiko Fujimura-Fanselow); (9) "Laos" (John. C. Weidman); (10) "Malaysia" (Molly N.N. Lee); (11) "Mongolia" (John C. Weidman and others); (12) "Nepal" (Murari Prasad Regmi); (13) "North Korea" (Gay Garland Reed and Bong Gun Chung); (14) "Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands" (Mark Bray); (15) "Philippines" (Andrew Gonzalez); (16) "Singapore" (Eng Thye Jason Ton); (17) South Korea" (Sungho H. Lee); (18) "Sri Lanka" (Swarna Jayaweera); (19) "Taiwan" (Shun-fen Chen); and (20) "Vietnam" (Dang Ba Lam). Individual chapters contain references and a bibliography contains approximately 400 references. (Jls)
Student politics in America: a historical analysis by Philip G Altbach( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an historical overview of American student activism from 1900 to the present with emphasis on the period from 1900 to 1960. An introduction to this edition reviews student activism since 1970 concluding that, despite brief sparks of activism such as the anti-apartheid struggle, there are currently no national or regional organizations with the ability to project a political voice for students nationally. Chapters in the book focus on the following topics: (1) the stirring of student activism from 1900 to 1930; (2) development of the leftist movement during the thirties; (3) the postwar years, marked by liberal currents amid apathy; (4) sporadic radical and other movements during the fifties; and (5) the revival of student activism during the late fifties; and (6) the new left in the context of American student activism. An appendix lists American student organizations concerned with social and political action, with dates. (Individual chapters contain references.) (Bf)
Understanding global higher education : insights from key global publications by Georgiana Mihut( )

17 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together selected articles published in University World News (UWN) and International Higher Education (IHE) between 2011 and 2016. Researchers, policy makers, and practitioners alike further the development of higher education as a field of study through public and ongoing conversations. It is news, analysis, and commentary publications like UWN and IHE that facilitate this dialogue and keep pace with the most up-to-date developments in the field. Together, the articles included in this volume--alongside the section introductions--offer a rich and relevant picture of the dynamic state of higher education globally. While both publications are freely available online, this book provides a thematically coherent selection of articles, offering an accessible and analytic perspective on the pressing concerns of contemporary higher education
The road to academic excellence : the making of world-class research universities( )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The positive contribution of tertiary education is increasingly recognized as not limited to middle-income and advanced countries, since it applies equally to low-income economies. Tertiary education can help countries become more globally competitive by developing a skilled, productive, and flexible labor force and by creating, applying, and spreading new ideas and technologies. Research universities are reckoned among the central institutions of the 21st century knowledge economies. This book extends the analysis of the framework presented in The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities (Salmi 2009) and by examining the recent experience of 11 universities in nine countries that have grappled with the challenges of building successful research institutions in difficult circumstances and learning from the lessons of these experiences
Young faculty in the twenty-first century : international perspectives by Maria Yudkevich( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couv. indique : "Young faculty are the future of academia, yet without attractive career paths for young academics, the future of the university is bleak. Featuring case studies from Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Norway, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, and the United States, Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century is the first book to analyze issues facing early-career higher education faculty in an international context. The contributors discuss how young academics are affected by contracts, salaries, the structure of careers, and institutional conditions. The analyses cover the full spectrum of the academic profession, including part-time jobs and short-term contracts, both in public and private institutions. The book also addresses what universities must do in order to attract young, qualified candidates."
Trends and issues in doctoral education : a global perspective by Maria Yudkevich( )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doctoral education is of prime importance worldwide. In some countries, there is severe shortage of doctoral degree holders, while in others there is an oversupply in many fields. There is a global debate on the best ways of providing doctoral training. To illustrate global trends, the book analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of 15 case studies based on different countries and regions. It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion. Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective also examines the challenges and ideas of current and proposed reforms in doctoral education"--
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Emergent issues in education : comparative perspectivesThe challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for AmericaAmerican higher education in the twenty-first century : social, political, and economic challengesInternational imperative in higher educationIn defense of American higher educationHigher education in American societyExcellence in education : perspectives on policy and practiceLeadership for world-class universities : challenges for developing countries
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Altbach, G. P.

Altbach, P. G.

Altbach P. G. 1941-

Altbach, P. G. (Philip G.)

Altbach, P. G. (Philip G.), 1941-

Altbach, P. G. (Philip Geoffrey), 1941-

Altbach Philip

Altbach, Philip 1941-

Altbach, Philip G.

Altbach Philip G. 1941-....

Altbach, Philip Geoffrey

Altbach, Philip Geoffrey 1941-

Alʹtbakh, F

Alʹtbakh, F. (Filip)

Alʹtbakh, F. G. 1941-

Alʹtbakh, Filip G.

Alʹtbakh, Filip G. 1941-

Philip Altbach amerikanischer Autor, Forscher und ehemaliger Professor am Boston College und außerdem Gründungsdirektor des Boston College Center for International Higher Education

Philip Altbach Author, researcher and professor

Philip Altbach écrivain américain

Philip Altbach escriptor estatunidenc

Philip Altbach escritor estadounidense

Philip Altbach escritor estauxunidense

Philip Altbach escritor norte-americano

Philip Altbach eskritor merikano

Philip Altbach scrittore statunitense

Альтбах, Ф

Альтбах Ф. Г. 1941-

Альтбах Ф. Д. 1941-

Альтбах, Ф. (Филип)

Альтбах, Филип

Альтбах, Филип Г.

알트바하, 필립 G. 1941-

アルトバック, P. G.

アルトバック, フィリップ G.


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