A Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Systems

Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas

  • Michael Kariwo
  • Tatiana Gounko
  • Musembi Nungu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michael Kariwo, Tatiana Gounko, Musembi Nungu
    Pages 1-7
  3. Hongxia Shan, Shibao Guo
    Pages 9-23
  4. Cynthia Field, Tatiana Gounko
    Pages 43-57
  5. Elizabeth Ocampo Gómez, José Luis Suárez Domínguez
    Pages 73-88
  6. Elizabeth Vergis
    Pages 89-109
  7. Tatiana Gounko
    Pages 123-140
  8. Michael Kariwo, Christopher Zindi
    Pages 153-168
  9. Shelane Jorgenson
    Pages 169-180
  10. Dan Cui
    Pages 197-214
  11. Michael Kariwo, Tatiana Gounko, Musembi Nungu
    Pages 215-218
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 219-226

About this book


This is a well crafted, timely book that comes at a time when so much is happening in higher education contexts across the world. Clearly, it is in response to these global (and selectively local) trends that Kariwo, Gounko and Nungu bring together an impressive lineup of both established and emerging scholars who achieve a comprehensive and critically constructed perspective on tertiary education systems. Collectively, the chapters in this work shall expand the epistemic boundaries of the area and its affiliated disciplines, and the book as a whole will greatly benefit interested scholars, students, education policy makers and the public at large. - Ali A. Abdi, Professor, University of Alberta This book is a valuable contribution to knowledge on higher education and provides an international perspective on issues, challenges and dilemmas resulting from the rapid expansion of higher education. The volume is an excellent text that integrates theoretical and analytical studies as well as empirical regional studies. The book gives some insights on how different countries and regions have been responding to massification and accessing of higher education. It will appeal to researchers, graduate students and faculty in Higher or Post-Secondary Education as well as International and Comparative Education. - Edward Shizha, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford Campus)


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Kariwo
    • 1
  • Tatiana Gounko
    • 2
  • Musembi Nungu
    • 3
  1. 1.University of AlbertaCanada
  2. 2.University of AlbertaCanada
  3. 3.University of AlbertaCanada

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