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Altbach, Philip G.

Works: 310 works in 1,288 publications in 5 languages and 39,030 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Cross-cultural studies  Reference works  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Translator
Classifications: LA227.4, 378.73
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American higher education in the twenty-first century : social, political, and economic challenges by Philip G Altbach( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents 17 papers on higher education, organized into four parts, which address the higher education setting, external forces, the academic community, and central issues for the 21st century. Following an introduction by the editors, the papers are: (1) "Patterns in Higher Education Development" (Philip G. Altbach); (2) "The Ten Generations of American Higher Education" (Roger Geiger); (3) "Autonomy and Accountability: Who Controls Academe?" (Robert O. Berdahl and T. R. McConnell); (4) "Academic Freedom: Past, Present, and Future" (Robert M. O'Neil); (5) "Issues Facing Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century" (Ami Zusman); (6) "The Federal Government and Higher Education" (Lawrence E. Gladieux and Jacqueline E. King); (7) "The States and Higher Education" (Aims C. McGuinnes, Jr.); (8) "The Legal Environment: The Implementation of Legal Change on Campus" (Michael A. Olivas); (9) "The Hidden Hand: External Constituencies and Their Impact" (Fred F. Harcleroad); (10) "Harsh Realities: The Professorate Faces a New Century" (Philip G. Altbach); (11) "Students, Colleges, and Society: Considering the Interconnections" (Eric L. Dey and Sylvia Hurtado); (12) "The Dilemma of Presidential Leadership" (Robert Birnbaum); (13) "Financing Higher Education: Who Should Pay?" (D. Bruce Johnstone); (14) "Technology and Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Era" (Patricia J. Gumport and Marc Chun); (15) "Graduate Education and Research: Interdependence and Strain" (Patricia J. Gumport); (16) "The Canon and the Curriculum: Multicultural Revolution and Traditionalist Revolt" (John K. Wilson); and (17) "Race in Higher Education: The Continuing Crisis" (Philip G. Altbach, Kofi Lomotey, and Shariba Rivers Kyle). (Individual chapters contain references.) (Db)
The Racial crisis in American higher education by William A Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 1,108 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)
Higher education in American society by Philip G Altbach( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 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 1,021 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)
Students in revolt by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic transformation; seventeen institutions under pressure by David Riesman( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and held by 698 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)
International higher education : an encyclopedia by Philip G Altbach( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative higher education : knowledge, the university, and development by Philip G Altbach( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 542 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 515 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)
Emergent issues in education : comparative perspectives by Robert F Arnove( Book )

14 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 514 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)
Education and colonialism by Philip G Altbach( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative higher education : research trends and bibliography by Philip G Altbach( Book )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consisting of an essay and a bibliography, this book provides a discussion of the origins and development of comparative higher education as a field of study, an interpretation of the key issues in higher education as they affect different countries, and a select list of significant contributions to the literature on the subject. The essay begins with an account of the emergence of comparative higher education as an academic subject, and a note of some of the key resources available, such as journals and centers for research. The relationship between universities in different countries is examined, focusing on the transfer of institutional models from one nation to another. The largest part of the essay is an analysis of six key areas of comparative higher education: planning in higher education, the professoriate, governance, university-society relations, student activism, and higher education in the Third World. A final section deals with university reform. The bibliography provides an overview of the subject and a guide for further research. It is a selective list of the most important analytical literature currently available on comparative higher education, together with some key references on higher education in individual nations. (Author/LBH)
International book publishing : an encyclopedia by Philip G Altbach( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university by Edward Shils( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 327 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
The challenge of Eastern Asian education : implications for America by William K Cummings( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to this book were prepared by specialists on Asian education. They explore curricular and classroom processes for basic education, new developments in secondary education, innovations in private education, linkages of education and society, and systemic issues in Asian education, considered for their implications for education in the United States. The following are included: (1) "The Roots of Japanese Educational Achievement: Helping Children Develop Bonds to School" (Catherine C. Lewis); (2) "The East Asian Version of Whole-Class Teaching" (Harold W. Stevenson and Shinying Lee); (3) "Looking in the Chinese Mirror: Reflecting on Moral-Political Education in the United States" (Gay Garland Reed); (4) "Chinese Teachers as Mirrors of Reform Possibilities" (Lynn Paine); (5) "Restructuring Japanese High Schools: Reforms for Diversity" (Nobuo K. Shimahara); (6) "Disruption and Reconnection: Counseling Young Adolescents in Japanese Schools" (Gerald LeTendre); (7) "Human Capital Formation and School Expansion in Asia: Does a Unique Regional Model Exist?" (David P. Baker and Donald B. Holsinger); (8) "Private Education in Eastern Asia" (William K. Cummings); (9) "Lessons from Japanese Cram Schools" (Nancy Ukai Russell); (10) "Education and Work in Japan: Implications for Policy" (Sam Stern); (11) "Education Policies in Taiwan (China) and Hong Kong" (Kin Bing Wu); (12) "Improving School-Community Relations in Thailand" (Christopher W. Wheeler, James Gallagher, Maureen McDonough, and Benjalug Sookpokakit-Namfa); (13) "Differences That Make a Difference: Explaining Japan's Success: (Thomas P. Rohlen); (14) "Education and State Development: Lessons for the United States?" (S. Gopinathan); (15) "The Role of the State in Educational Reform in the People's Republic of China" (Nina Y. Borevskaya); and (16) "Human Resource Development: The J-Model" (William K. Cummings). Each chapter contains references. (Contains 11 figures.) (Sld)
The road to academic excellence : the making of world-class research universities( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 152 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. --publisher description
International imperative in higher education by Philip G Altbach( Book )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 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. This book 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
International handbook of higher education by James J. F Forest( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian higher education : an international handbook and reference guide by Gerard A Postiglione( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 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)
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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 1941-

Altbach, Philip G.

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Altbach, Philip Geoffrey 1941-

Alʹtbakh, F.

Alʹtbakh, F. (Filip)

Alʹtbakh, Filip G.

Philip Altbach Author, researcher and professor

Альтбах, Ф

Альтбах, Ф. (Филип)

Альтбах, Филип Г.

알트바하, 필립 G

アルトバック, P. G.

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The Racial crisis in American higher educationHigher education in American societyExcellence in education : perspectives on policy and practiceInternational higher education : an encyclopediaComparative higher education : knowledge, the university, and developmentEmergent issues in education : comparative perspectivesInternational book publishing : an encyclopediaThe order of learning : essays on the contemporary university