Higher Education Dynamics

The Forefront of International Higher Education

A Festschrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach

Editors: Maldonado Maldonado, Alma, Bassett, Roberta Malee (Eds.)

  • Honors Philip G. Altbach as a founding father of the field of international and comparative higher education
  • Makes a fresh examination of the current state of the field of comparative higher education, with experts from different schools of thought and academic traditions
  • Contrasts some of the most important tendencies in this field
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About this book

This book honors the academic trajectory and global impact of Philip G. Altbach, one of the most important education comparativists worldwide for over forty years. From his early writings on India and student activism to his recent work on research universities, Altbach has served as a key developer of the expansion of the field to include comparative higher education. His capacity to find, support, and gather the best minds around the world, to organize research teams in order to explore the most relevant issues on comparative higher education has earned him international recognition. His service to the field of comparative higher education is invaluable and incomparable. This festschrift contains original pieces from colleagues and former students following a twofold discussion: the most relevant topics on comparative higher education and particular Altbach’s contributions to this field of work.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • The Complexity of Higher Education: A Career in Academics and Activism

    Altbach, Philip G.

    Pages 1-31

  • Academe: A Profession Like No Other

    Forest, James J. F.

    Pages 35-47

  • How Does National Context Shape Academic Work and Careers? The Prospects for Some Empirical Answers

    Finkelstein, Martin

    Pages 49-60

  • Academic Drift in Brazilian Education

    Schwartzman, Simon

    Pages 61-72

  • Is Internationalisation of Higher Education Having an Identity Crisis?

    Knight, Jane

    Pages 75-87

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7982-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Forefront of International Higher Education
Book Subtitle
A Festschrift in Honor of Philip G. Altbach
Editors
  • Alma Maldonado Maldonado
  • Roberta Malee Bassett
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
42
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7085-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7085-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7084-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7982-1
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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