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A half-century of Indian higher education : essays by Philip G. Altbach

Author: Philip G Altbach; Pawan Agarwal
Publisher: New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2012.
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A Half-Century of Indian Higher Education features a select collection of writings on Indian higher education by Professor Philip G. Altbach. Professor Altbach?s research papers and articles on Indian higher education?published in journals, periodicals, newspapers and books worldwide?not only established him as a noted expert on Indian higher education but also inspired numerous studies in this area. This volume,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012038148
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Altbach; Pawan Agarwal
ISBN: 8132111184 9788132111184 1283939886 9781283939881
OCLC Number: 824353609
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Section I: Higher Education and Modernization; Challenges of Modernization in Higher Education; 1 --
The Permanent Crisis of Indian Higher Education; 2 --
Problems of University Reform; 3 --
Higher Education and Modernization: The Indian Case; 4 --
The Dilemma of Change in Indian Higher Education; 5 --
A World-Class Country without World-Class Higher Education: India's 21st Century Dilemma; 6 --
Tiny at the Top; 7 --
Vedanta University: A Flawed Pipe Dream; 8 --
Can India Garner the Demographic Dividend?; Section II: Academic Profession. Whither the Academic Profession in India?9 --
In Search of Saraswati: The Ambivalence of the Indian Academic; 10 --
The Distorted Guru: The College Teacher in Bombay; Section III: Regional Issues and Challenges; The State and Higher Education: An Uneasy Relationship; 11 --
Bombay Colleges; 12 --
The University Context; 13 --
Progressive State; 14 --
Temples and World-Class Universities; 15 --
Right Concept, Wrong Place; Section IV: Globalization and Open-Door Policies; Globalization and Open-Door Policies; 16 --
Beware of the Trojan Horse; 17 --
Towards Creation of World-Class Universities. 18 --
Is Open Door in Higher Education Desirable?19 --
The Global Academic Revolution: Implications for India; Section V: Publishing and Language Issues in India; Deconstructing the Imperium: Publishing, Language Question, and the Future of Indian Higher Education; 20 --
Book Publishing in a Developing Regional Culture: The Case of Maharashtra, India; 21 --
'Neocolonialism' and Indian Publishing; 22 --
Publishing in Developing Countries: India as a Case Study; 23 --
Center and Periphery: The Case of India; 24 --
The Imperial Tongue: English as the Dominating Academic Language. Section VI: Campus PoliticsStudent Movement: Now and Then; 25 --
The Transformation of the Indian Student Movement; 26 --
Anatomy of Indian Student Unrest; 27 --
Indian Campus Politics; 28 --
Student Politics and Higher Education in India; 29 --
The Transition of the Bombay Student Movement; 30 --
India and the World University Crisis; 31 --
Student Politics: Historical Perspective and the Changing Scene; Section VII: India and China-Comparative Analysis; Comparing China and India; 32 --
Gigantic Peripheries: India and China in World Knowledge System. 33 --
Confucius and the Guru: The Changing Status of the Academic Profession in China and India34 --
The Giants Awake: Higher Education Systems in China and India; "Massification Has Unanticipated Consequences": Interview with Philip G. Altbach by Eldho Mathews; Afterword: India's Higher Education Challenges; Epilogue: Higher Education in India- The Twelfth Plan and Beyond; Acknowledgments; Appendix of Sources; About the Editor and Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Pawan Agarwal.

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