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The Contribution of Comparative Studies and Cross-Cultural Approach to Understanding Higher Education in the Contemporary World

  • Ana Maria de Albuquerque MoreiraEmail author
  • Jean-Jacques Paul
  • Nigel Bagnall
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Part of the Intercultural Studies in Education book series (ISE)

Abstract

This chapter analyzes aspects of higher education in the contemporary world. It is particularly concerned with aspects of globalization and internationalization. The focus of the chapter highlights various approaches that reveal such aspects in different contexts. The chapter provides an overview of the field of higher education policies and recent reforms in a range of different countries and continents while developing an understanding of the importance of comparative studies in terms of policies and practices related to higher education in a range of different scenarios. Throughout the presentation of the chapters, there is a synthesis of the themes that emerge in the current debates covered in this book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Maria de Albuquerque Moreira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jean-Jacques Paul
    • 2
  • Nigel Bagnall
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté and IREDUDijonFrance
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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