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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.
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"In addition to possessing the world's largest economies, China and the United States have extensive higher education systems comparable in size. By juxtaposing their long and distinctive educational traditions, Palace of Ashes offers compelling evidence that American colleges and universities are quickly falling behind in measures such as scholarly output and the granting of doctoral degrees in STEM fields. China,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ferrara, Mark S.
Palace of ashes
(DLC) 2015004322
(OCoLC)907657511
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Ferrara
ISBN: 9781421418001 1421418002
OCLC Number: 924719167
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Palace of ashes --
From Mandarins to Mao Zedong --
A shared humanistic heritage --
The Chinese moment --
Crisis in the American academy --
Global convergence and competition --
Pricing the paradigm Shift --
Restoring the palace.
Responsibility: Mark S. Ferrara.

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universities counter these trends and restore the palace of American higher learning.  Read more...

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... provocative... What makes Mark Ferrara's book intriguing is the comparative study of Chinese higher education traditions and the current situation of Chinese universities. * American Association Read more...

 
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