Private Prometheus: Private Higher Education and Development in the 21st Century

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Private higher education is perhaps the most rapidly growing segment of postsecondary education worldwide. In this collection, the authors provide a multifaceted and comparative analysis of private higher education and consider both broad issues and specific case studies. The only book currently available to lend an international focus to this subject, it examines such topics as accreditation, funding, and the impact of the market in the context of Latin American, European, and Asian higher education, and is a ...

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Overview

Private higher education is perhaps the most rapidly growing segment of postsecondary education worldwide. In this collection, the authors provide a multifaceted and comparative analysis of private higher education and consider both broad issues and specific case studies. The only book currently available to lend an international focus to this subject, it examines such topics as accreditation, funding, and the impact of the market in the context of Latin American, European, and Asian higher education, and is a unique and invaluable study for researchers and policymakers alike.

Including case studies from Hungary, India, Mexico, Chile, and Malaysia, this book offers new perspectives on such key issues as the relationship of private higher education to social and economic development, competition among institutions, and the association between government and private universities. As private higher education has the potential to provide postsecondary access while limiting public expenditure, it is a significant subject that has thus far been accorded only the narrowest attention. This groundbreaking collection analyzes for the first time its implications in a variety of countries, both developed and developing.

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Focuses on specific issues facing private higher education, aiming to raise the level of analysis and discussion of this topic and to highlight the geographical diversity of private higher education. Several chapters focus on Latin America. Topics include accreditation of higher education in Chile, private domination of higher education in the Philippines, trends and public policies in India, the link between education and development, and corporatization, privatization, and internationalization of higher education in Malaysia. The editor teaches higher education at Boston College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

PHILIP G. ALTBACH is Monan Professor of Higher Education and Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Comparative Perspectives on Private Higher Education by Philip G. Altbach

When Private Higher Education Does Not Bring Organizational Diversity: Argentina, China, and Hungary by Daniel C. Levy

Will the Invisible Hand Fix Private Higher Education? by Claudio de Moura Castro and Juan Carlos Navarro

Accreditation of Higher Education in Chile and Latin America by Luis Eduardo Gonzalez

Private Higher Education in Mexico: Growth and Differentiation by Rollin Kent and Rosalba Ramirez

Private Higher Education in the Philippines: Private Domination in a Developing Country by Andrew Gonzalez

Emerging Trends and Evolving Public Policies in India by Jandhyala B. G. Tilak

Corporatization, Privatization, and Internationalization of Higher Education in Malaysia by Molly N. N. Lee

Private Higher Education in Hungary: The Market Influences the University by Judit Nagy-Darvas and Peter Darvas

In Search of the Missing Link between Education and Development by Xabier Gorostiaga

Select Bibliography by Yoshikazu Ogawa

Index

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