The Forefront of International Higher Education
This book honors the academic trajectory and global impact of Philip G. Altbach, one of the most important education comparativists worldwide for over forty years. From his early writings on India and student activism to his recent work on research universities, Altbach has served as a key developer of the expansion of the field to include comparative higher education. His capacity to find, support, and gather the best minds around the world, to organize research teams in order to explore the most relevant issues on comparative higher education has earned him international recognition. His service to the field of comparative higher education is invaluable and incomparable. This festschrift contains original pieces from colleagues and former students following a twofold discussion: the most relevant topics on comparative higher education and particular Altbach’s contributions to this field of work.
Honors Philip G. Altbach as a founding father of the field of international and comparative higher educationMakes a fresh examination of the current state of the field of comparative higher education, with experts from different schools of thought and academic traditionsContrasts some of the most important tendencies in this field