The Social Role of Higher Education: Comparative Perspectives

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New York, NY 1996 Hard cover Printed in the United States. Very good. No dust jacket. Chapter one has numerous notes written in ink. Otherwise very nice volume, with tight ... binding, square corners and light shelf wear. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 215 p. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, 988. Audience: General/trade. Garland reference library of social science; vol. 988. ?a Garland studies in higher education; vol. 7. Read more Show Less

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Hardcover Very Good 0815317654 Very Good Minus; Hardcover; 1996, Routledge Publishing; Unmarked covers with "sharp" edge-corners; Two small tears to right edge of front ... endpaper (appears to be manufacturing defect), otherwise clean pages; Good binding with straight spine; Burgundy covers with title in white lettering on a black background; 224 pages; "The Social Role of Higher Education: Comparative Perspectives (RoutledgeFalmer Studies in Higher Education), " by Ken Kempner & William G. Tierney. Read more Show Less

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Nine individual and comparative case studies consider how culture influences the role of higher education and its institutions in society. They include Japan, Finland, Mexico, Thailand, foreign students in the US and Australia, and other developed and non- developed countries. A major concern is that many cultures of developing countries place a high value on education, but it is not subsequently valued in the international market. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Ch. 1 Academic Culture in an International Context 1
Ch. 2 The Academic Profession and the Culture of the Faculty: A Perspective on Latin American Universities 11
Ch. 3 The Modernistic Traditions of Japanese Higher Education 27
Ch. 4 Cultural Influences on Higher Education in Thailand 55
Ch. 5 Modernity on the Periphery: Expansion and Cultural Change in Mexican Public Universities 79
Ch. 6 Culture and the Role of Women in a Latin American University: The Case of the University of Costa Rica 99
Ch. 7 The Political Economy of Entrepreneurial Culture in Higher Education: Policies toward Foreign Students in Australia and the United States 125
Ch. 8 Educational Decentralization in Latin America: The Case of Chile 161
Ch. 9 Private and Public Intellectuals in Finland 185
Contributors 209
Index 213
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