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Title Higher education and equality of opportunities : cross-national perspectives / edited by Fred Lazin, Matt Evans, and N. Jayaram.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 355 pages) : illustrations.
Series Studies in public policy
Studies in public policy (Lanham, Md.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Higher education and equality of opportunities / Fred Lazin, Matt Evans, and N. Jayaram -- The Earth is flattening: the globalization of higher education and its implications for equal opportunity / David L. Kirp -- Challenges and opportunities of community colleges / Carol Schmid -- Minority access to higher education in the United States and the white-minority credentials gap / Noga O'Connor -- Class stratification and the quest for prestige in American colleges and universities / Steven J. Diner -- From open admissions to the honors college: equal opportunities at the City University of New York / Judith Naomi Friedlander -- The changing American college experience: a view from the City University of New York, Hunter College / Charles Tien -- Can student loans promote greater access for the poor? / Adrian Ziderman -- The quest for world-class status: globalization and higher education in East Asia / Ka Ho Mok and John Hawkins -- A historical sociology of "tertiary education for all" in Korea / Ki-Seok Kim and Hwanbo Park -- Disparities in access to higher education in India: persistent issues and the changing context / N. Jayaram -- Educational policy toward "homeland minorities" in deeply divided societies / Ayelet Harel-Shalev -- Improving access to higher education for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds / Miriam Amit -- Higher education in Africa: challenges of development and gender / Pamela Blackmon and Matt Evans -- The development of corporate and private universities in Ghana: effects on curriculum, faculty, access, and equity / Josiah A.M. Cobbah -- Access to higher education in France: between equality of rights and meritocracy, a long walk to equality of opportunities? / Gaële Goastellec -- Equal opportunity in a public system: experiences of ethnic minority students in Dutch higher education / Rick Wolff and Adel Pasztor -- Access to higher education for students with mental health difficulties: an equal opportunities issue / Sue Jackson -- Altruism and avarice: the place of foreign students in Australian universities / Don Stewart -- A dual admission policy: enhancing equal opportunities in higher education through merit-based admission policy / Boaz Shulruf, John Hattie, and Sarah Tumen.
Summary This volume provides a broad overview of recent higher education policy in a variety of countries, both developed and developing, around the world. Using interdisciplinary methods and analysis, it focuses on how diminishing governmental resources and expanding market forces influence higher education policy in different countries in terms of access, minority status (including ethnic, national and gender groups), affirmative action, quality, and performance.
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Subject Education, Higher -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education and globalization -- Cross-cultural studies.
Affirmative action programs -- Cross-cultural studies.
Minorities -- Education (Higher) -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic books.
Added Author Lazin, Frederick A., 1943-
Evans, Matt, 1963-
Jayaram, N., 1950-
Other Form: Print version: Higher education and equality of opportunities. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010 9780739146699 (DLC) 2010023509 (OCoLC)639941201
ISBN 9780739146712 (electronic bk.)
0739146718 (electronic bk.)