Higher Education in the Global Age : Policy, Practice and Promise in Emerging Societies
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19.3mm | 499g
- 10 Sep 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 12 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Halftones, black and white; 35 Tables, black and white; 15 Illustrations, black and white
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Table of contents
- Parag Khanna, from the Foreword
"Higher Education in the Global Age puts human capital front and center, right where it should be, in the next chapter of globalization. What policies on higher education should emerging economies consider in an interconnected world where education can both close and intensify socio-economic gaps? This important and timely book takes a hard look at the positive and negative roles that the globalization of higher education can play in politics, income inequality, culture, geopolitical power, innovation, and economic growth."
- Michele Wucker, President, World Policy Institute
"Higher Education in the Global Age, edited by Daniel Araya and Peter Marber, asks a fundamental question about the role, status and global reach of higher education in an era where BRICS and newly emerging societies increasingly dominate the world economy. This book maps the emerging global territories of HE in regions and countries around the world providing the appropriate context to explore themes like the internationalization, regionalization and privatization, and policy and practice in global HE. The book is wide-ranging in geography, analytical in method, and robust in terms of the long-term geopolitics. The contributors are a group of well-known and distinguished scholars who address themselves to the big questions. It is a superb addition to the literature and should be read widely."
- Michael A. Peters, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois and Professor, Policy, Cultural & Social Studies in Education, University of Waikato
"This book could not have arrived at a more critical time as higher education across the globe enters into a new phase of bewildering change centered on the reorganization of knowledge and ever-deepening levels of adventurist privatization and entrepreneurialism. This richly textured and highly illuminating collection of essays offers the reader poignant insights on the steady drift to academic capitalism in higher education and its consequences. It will serve as a marker of innovative and trenchant critique of the internationalization process in education, which has, to date, too often benefited from self-satisfied cheer leading and unchecked triumphalism."
- Cameron McCarthy, Research Professor, Hardie Fellow, Director of Global Studies in Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The university increasingly represents itself as, and is represented by its political supporters as, a key engine of the 'new economy'. It is a source of human capital development (its teaching mission), as well as technological and social innovation (its research and development mission). Higher Education in the Global Age is a wide-ranging survey of higher education in 'emerging societies'. These formerly 'peripheral' economies have sprung to life in recent decades, with significantly higher rates of growth than the traditional 'centre' of the world economic system. This book offers an insightful analysis of the role of higher education in this new dynamic of globalization."
- Bill Cope, Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
About Daniel Araya
Peter Marber is a professional money manager, writer and teacher specializing in globalization and emerging markets. He has held senior positions at some of the world's largest banks and financial institutions since 1987, and has taught at Columbia University since 1993. An author of more than 100 articles and columns on global topics, Marber's first book, From Third World to World Class: The Future of Emerging Markets in the Global Economy, was named "future reference reading for the 24/7 Global Marketplace" by Wired. David Brooks of the New York Times called his second book, Money Changes Everything: How Global Prosperity is Reshaping Our Needs, Values, and Lifestyles, "an outstanding primer on the awesome social effects of globalization." His third book, Seeing the Elephant: Understanding Globalization from Trunk to Tail, was published in 2009. His next book is titled Brave New Math: Information, Globalization and the Need for New Policy Thinking. He serves on various boards for Columbia University, New America Foundation, World Policy Institute, and the Emerging Markets Trade Association.