The Decline of the guru : the academic profession in the Third World (eBook, 2003) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Decline of the guru : the academic profession in the Third World

The Decline of the guru : the academic profession in the Third World

Author: Philip G Altbach
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The academic profession faces new challenges everywhere. The pressures of mass higher education, accountability, fiscal constraints, distance education and the new technologies, and changing attitudes concerning academic work have combined to place unprecedented strains on the professoriate. This book brings together some of the best analysts of the academic profession in a wide ranging comparative analysis of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Decline of the guru.
New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
(DLC) 2002035260
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Altbach
ISBN: 9781403982568 1403982562
OCLC Number: 560467862
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 338 pages)
Contents: Introduction / by Philip G. Altbach --
Comparative Perspectives on the Changing Academic Workplace / by Philip G. Altbach --
Russia / by Anna Smolentseva --
Poland / by Marek Kwiek --
Bulgaria / by Snejana Ivanova Slantcheva --
Korea / by Sungho Lee --
China / by Xinangming Chen --
India / by N. Jayaram --
Malaysia / by Molly N.N. Lee --
Mexico / by Manuel Gil Anton --
Brazil / by Elizabeth Balbachevsky --
Argentina / by Carlos Marquis --
South Africa / by Jane Kabaki --
Nigeria / by Monica Barrow --The Arabian Gulf / by Andre Mazawi.
Responsibility: edited by Philip G. Altbach.

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This work brings together some of the best analysts of the academic profession in a wide-ranging comparative analysis of the changing academic workplace. The stress here is on middle income and  Read more...
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