William A. Smith is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Culture, and Society and the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Utah and is Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Diversity in Higher Education.
Philip G. Altbach is J. Donald Monan Chair in Education and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College.
Kofi Lomotey is President of Fort Valley State University.
In Global Perspectives on Higher Education, renowned higher education scholar Philip G. Altbach offers a wide-ranging perspective on the implications of these key forces and explores how they influence academe everywhere. Altbach begins with a discussion of the global trends that increasingly affect higher education, including the implications of mass enrollments, the logic of mass higher education systems around the world, and specific challenges facing Brazil, Russia, India, and China. He considers the numerous implications of globalization, including the worldwide use of the English language, university cross-border initiatives, the role of research universities in developing countries, the impact of the West on Asian universities, and the expansion of private higher education.
Provocative and wide-ranging, Global Perspectives on Higher Education considers how the international exchange of ideas, students, and scholars has fundamentally altered higher education.