Tradition and Transition. The International Imperative in Higher Education
. Altbach, Philip G. Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), January 2007. Pages: 277.
With this book, Philip Altbach of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education makes another contribution to the research on the link globalisation - higher education
. Tradition and Transition
explores some of the key issues influencing the contemporary academic world. It observes that though mass enrolments, technology, the worldwide knowledge economy and globalisation have been affecting higher education, academe remains bound by tradition
and university core values.
The study also covers issues such as academic freedom
, private higher education and the research university.
A limited number of free copies are available for readers in developing countries. A commercial edition is to soon be released by Sense Publishers and copies can be purchased by contacting Peter de Liefde at firstname.lastname@example.org
For other recent books of Philip Altbach on globalisation and higher education, see ACA Newsletter – Education Europe
and December 2006