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Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity: Cross-National Perspectives

Higher Education and Equality of Opportunity: Cross-National Perspectives

by Fred Lazin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739146696

ISBN-13: 9780739146699

Pub. Date: 09/25/2010

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

The movement to broaden access to public universities, the dominant strategy during the 1970s and 1980s, has largely shifted to enable the marketplace, rather than the government, to shape the contours of higher education. Government funding is being reduced, affirmative action and other programs designed to insure broader access are in decline and personal

Overview

The movement to broaden access to public universities, the dominant strategy during the 1970s and 1980s, has largely shifted to enable the marketplace, rather than the government, to shape the contours of higher education. Government funding is being reduced, affirmative action and other programs designed to insure broader access are in decline and personal fulfillment is replacing a public good designed to insure greater equality of opportunities. This book explores the impact of diminishing government resources and expanding market forces in developing and developed countries to either foster or lessen equality of opportunities in higher education for different racial, ethnic, religious and gender groupings. What are the consequences of a market-driven higher education for student access, teaching and scholarship? Through case studies, this book explores issues such as access of minority groups within the larger societies, the place of foreign students in a national system, and access for students with mental health difficulties, and evaluates the success of funding schemes designed to expand opportunities and access. The research provides an interesting contrast of the diversity and uniqueness of higher education in the United States, France, Australia, India, Israel, South Korea, The Netherlands, Ghana and several other countries, while at the same time revealing surprising commonalities. These studies reveal world-wide trends in higher education including a cutback in government financing, a decline in access, and a receding of affirmative action. This book is an important addition to the literature on higher education during the age of globalization and the decline of government funding of higher education. The studies provide important data about the current situation in higher education in countries around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739146699
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/25/2010
Series:
Studies in Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Higher Education and Equality of Opportunities Fred Lazin Matt Evans N. Jayaram 1

2 The Earth is Flattening: The Globalization of Higher Education and Its Implications for Equal Opportunity David L. Kirp 11

Part I America

3 Challenges and Opportunities of Community Colleges Carol Schmid 25

4 Minority Access to Higher Education in the United States and the White-Minority Credentials Gap Noga O'Connor 41

5 Class Stratification and the Quest for Prestige in American Colleges and Universities Steven J. Diner 61

6 From Open Admissions to the Honors College: Equal Opportunities at the City University of New York Judith Naomi Friedlander 69

7 The Changing American College Experience: A View from the City University of New York, Hunter College Charles Tien 89

Part II Asia, The Middle East, and Africa

8 Can Student Loans Promote Greater Access for the Poor? Adrian Ziderman 103

9 The Quest for World-Class Status: Globalization and Higher Education in East Asia Ka Ho Mok John Hawkins 123

10 A Historical Sociology of "Tertiary Education for All" in Korea Ki-Seok Kim Hwanbo Park 145

11 Disparities in Access to Higher Education in India: Persistent Issues and the Changing Context N. Jayaram 161

12 Educational Policy toward "Homeland Minorities" in Deeply Divided Societies Ayelet Harel-Shalev 183

13 Improving Access to Higher Education for Students from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds Miriam Amit 201

14 Higher Education in Africa: Challenges of Development and Gender Pamela Blackmon Matt Evans 215

15 The Development of Corporate and Private Universities in Ghana: Effects on Curriculum, Faculty, Access, and Equity Josiah A. M. Cobbah 231

Part III Europe and Oceania

16 Access to Higher Education in France: Between Equality of Rights and Meritocracy, a Long Walk to Equality of Opportunities? Gaële Goastellec 253

17 Equal Opportunity in a Public System: Experiences of Ethnic Minority Students in Dutch Higher Education Rick Wolff Adel Pasztor 271

18 Access to Higher Education for Students with Mental Health Difficulties: An Equal Opportunities Issue Sue Jackson 291

19 Altruism and Avarice: The Place of Foreign Students in Australian Universities Don Stewart 305

20 A Dual Admission Policy: Enhancing Equal Opportunities in Higher Education through Merit-based Admission Policy Boaz Shulruf John Hattie Sarah Tumen 315

Index 331

About the Contributors 351

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