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International Issues in Higher Education

Stephen P. Heyneman and Jeongwoo Lee

in Education

ISBN: 9780199756810
Published online December 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756810-0018
International Issues in Higher Education

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International higher-education issues refer to those problems or dilemmas that pertain to more than one country or region. These can include the nature of student affairs, finance, professional misconduct and corruption, international trade, management efficiency, equity, institutional governance, academic integrity, student migration, research quality, and many others. Until recently, the study of higher education and the preparation of higher-education managers were predominantly North American. The literature on higher education and concepts of higher-education issues of importance are influenced by these origins. This is now changing. In the early 21st century, higher-education issues are heavily influenced by the nature of the changes in western Europe, the former Soviet Union, and in East Asia and the Pacific. And the research on higher education increasingly reflects the new balance of these international issues. The study of international higher-ducation issues continues to be influenced by the North American context—endowments, differential remuneration of faculty, and transfer of course credits. On the other hand, many issues that were once considered solely North American are now international—enrollment ratios, dropout rates, and differentiation in institutional function. Finally, issues have emerged elsewhere, including the study of corruption, trade, research quality assessment, and undergraduate student achievement, which rapidly being studied within North America.

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Subjects: Education ; Organization and Management of Education ; Philosophy and Theory of Education ; Schools Studies ; Teaching Skills and Techniques

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