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Palace of ashes : China and the decline of American higher education

Author: Mark S Ferrara
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This crisply written book offers a comparative look at higher education in China and the United States. This is surprisingly instructive because the size of the two systems is roughly comparable (at around thirty million students), and the two countries have the largest economies in the world. Their educational cultures, however, could not be more different. By juxtaposing their long and distinctive educational  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Ferrara
ISBN: 9781421417998 1421417995
OCLC Number: 907657511
Description: x, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Palace of ashes --
From Mandarins to Mao Zedong --
A shared humanistic heritage --
The Chinese movement --
Crisis in the American academy --
Global convergence and competition --
Pricing the paradigm shift --
Restoring the palace.
Responsibility: Mark S. Ferrara.

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