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Altbach, Philip G.

Works: 383 works in 1,595 publications in 3 languages and 42,500 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Publishing director, Illuminator, Creator, Translator
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The Racial crisis in American higher education by Philip G Altbach( )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 2,957 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( )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2,197 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)
American higher education in the twenty-first century : social, political, and economic challenges by Philip G Altbach( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,956 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
The challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for America by William K Cummings( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,894 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
International imperative in higher education by Philip G Altbach( )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,100 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 elements of internationalization, such as growing commercialization, and the role of agents and recruiters as a part of global student flows are considered. The role of the academic profession in a rapidly changing university environment is also discussed. Special attention is paid to China and India, the world’s two largest academic systems, and the specific challenges faced by them. This book consists of 40 concise essays analyzing key aspects of global higher education. They bring together broad analysis and an underlying concern for the public good aspects of higher education in a comparative and international framework
In defense of American higher education by Philip G Altbach( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,091 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 )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 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 )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 969 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)
Asian higher education : an international handbook and reference guide by Gerard A Postiglione( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 865 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)
International book publishing : an encyclopedia by Philip G Altbach( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Student politics in America: a historical analysis by Philip G Altbach( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 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)
Students in revolt by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of the essays in this volume were first published in the winter, 1968, issue of Dædalus
Academic transformation; seventeen institutions under pressure by David Riesman( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of essays written by experienced observers of academia about what happened in 17 institutions during the late 1960s. Institutions included are: Antioch; University of California, Berkeley; City College of New York; Federal City College; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Michigan; Old Westbury; University of Pennsylvania; Princeton; Rutgers; San Francisco State College; Stanford; Swarthmore; Toronto; Wesleyan; and the University of Wisconsin. (Mjm)
The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university by Edward Shils( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand the modern university and the contemporary crisis of higher education we must consider its central issues. The Order of Learning thoughtfully considers the problems facing higher education by focusing on some of the main underlying factors: the relationship of higher education to government, academic freedom, the responsibilities of the academic profession, among others. Edward Shils believes that higher education has a central role in modern society, and that the distractions of the recent past, including undue pressures from government, the fads of some students and faculty, and increasing involvement of the post-secondary education with day-to-day questions, have damaged higher education by deflecting it from its essential commitment to teaching, learning, and research. The Order of Learning will be of great interest to educators and students alike, as well as those interested in the future of higher education in the United States
International higher education : an encyclopedia( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International handbook of higher education by James J. F Forest( )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a central, authoritative source of reference on the most essential topics of higher education. It combines a rich diversity of scholarly perspectives with a wide range of internationally derived descriptions and analyses
Comparative higher education : knowledge, the university, and development by Philip G Altbach( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comparative Higher Education reflects more than three decades of research in the field, and places key elements in the globalization of higher education in a useful framework. Worldwide examples are used to illustrate analyses of such key topics as international exchange, future trends in university development, the complex relationships among academic systems in the industrialized and developing countries, and related issues."--Jacket
Textbooks in American society : politics, policy, and pedagogy by Philip G Altbach( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various perspectives on the highly complex textbook debate are presented in this book, which includes essays by educators, publishers, policymakers, and scholars. Currently, the advocates of higher academic standards, coherence, and quality occupy the strongest position in the debate. Part 1 looks at textbooks from a historical perspective. The following articles are included: "Regulating the Text: The Socio-Historical Roots of State Control," by Michael W. Apple; "The Politics of Textbook Policy: Proposing a Framework," by Kenneth K. Wong and Tom Loveless; "The Determinants of Textbook Content," by Sherry Keith; "The New World of Textbooks: Industry Consolidation and Its Consequences," by Gilbert T. Sewall and Peter Cannon; and "Constitutional Challenges to Textbooks," by Edward J. Larson. Part 2 discusses the role of textbooks in the current educational reform movement and contains the following essays: "Nineteenth Century Policies for Twenty-First Century Practice: The Textbook Reform Dilemma," by Harriet Tyson-Bernstein and Arthur Woodward; "California's Experience with Textbook Improvement," by Bill Honig; "State-Level Textbook Selection Reform: Toward the Recognition of Fundamental Control," by J. Dan Marshall; and "American Textbook Reform: What Can We Learn from the Soviet Experience?", By Howard Mehlinger. The third part considers the textbook industry from the inside and offers the following essays: "From the Ivory Tower to the Bottom Line: An Editor's Perspective on College Textbook Publishing," by Naomi Silverman; and "Textbook Writing and Ideological Management: a Postmodern Approach," by Joel Spring. Part 4 examines issues of legitimacy, control, and the nature of reading texts. Articles include the following: "Basal Reading Textbooks and the Teaching of Literacy," by Allan Luke; and "Basal Readers and the Illusion of Legitimacy," by Patrick Shannon. The final part deals with textbooks in a cooperative and internal framework and offers one article, "The Unchanging Variable: Textbooks in Comparative Perspective," by Philip G. Altbach. Reference notes accompany each article. (Lmi)
Education and colonialism by Philip G Altbach( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for America
Emergent issues in education : comparative perspectivesAmerican higher education in the twenty-first century : social, political, and economic challengesThe challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for AmericaIn defense of American higher educationHigher education in American societyExcellence in education : perspectives on policy and practiceAsian higher education : an international handbook and reference guideInternational book publishing : an encyclopedia
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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-

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Alʹtbakh, F.

Alʹtbakh, F. (Filip)

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Philip Altbach Author, researcher and professor

Philip Altbach escritor estauxunidense

Альтбах, Ф

Альтбах Ф. Г. 1941-

Альтбах Ф. Д. 1941-

Альтбах, Ф. (Филип)

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Альтбах, Филип Г.

알트바하, 필립 G. 1941-

アルトバック, P. G.

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