The Encyclopedia of Higher Education

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The Encyclopedia of Higher Education is an entirely original
work providing an up-to-date, comprehensive, critical, state-of-the-art
review of higher education worldwide on a scale previously unknown.
The articles are authored by internationally recognized experts in their field.

A distinctive feature of the Encyclopedia is its exceptionally strong thematic coherence.
Rather than using the traditional A-to-Z structure, the Encyclopedia divides the 300 plus articles into four volumes grouped under major themes and topics.

Volume I is entirely given over to reports of 137 national systems of higher education - from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Volumes II and III present 120 analytical papers organized into five themes: Higher Education and Society; The Institutional Fabric of the Higher Education System; Governance, Administration and Finance; Faculty and Students: Teaching, Learning and Research; and Disciplinary Perspectives.

Volume IV contains analytical accounts of the changing nature of research and learning in the basic disciplines forming the knowledge core of higher education together in a single volume for the first time. Articles also discuss the post-1945 development and the current structure, and problems of major disciplines in the physical sciences, biological sciences, medical sciences and social sciences, the humanities and arts.

The comprehensive, multilevel subject index and extensive author index make specific information easy to access. Full bibliographic entries and extensive cross-referencing allow interested readers to pursue a given topic further.

The Encyclopedia is thematic, internationally comparative and logically integrated. It will become the definitive reference work in the area and be used by government officials, educational admininistrators, and the educational establishment, as well as teachers, students and academics in the field.

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This work is a monumental achievement...this new effort is one of the most important reference tools in higher education.... An impressive work, organized to render it invaluable to scholars in many disciplines. The price can be justified even if that means not purchasing a few other new reference works in higher education.
Choice
...the Encyclopedia will surely meet with a favourable reception from planners, decision makers and members of the academic community...up to now, in its work, UNESCO has used four different publications as reference documents for higher education... From now on, a fifth publication may be added to the list: The Encyclopedia of Higher Education.
Higher Education Policy
...both timely and invaluable...of great interest and use especially to anyone involved in higher education, from senior administrators to lecturers and others. It is authoritative, comprehensive...well planned and well executed...this work does belong in almost any higher education library and in any major collection with reference to higher education in any way...
Library Review & Reference Reviews
No self respecting library with an interest in educational issues, either parochially or internationally, can afford to be without a copy...scope and coverage is enormous and, at the same time, exciting. The levels of intellectual analysis, the range of expertise used...are excellent.
International Journal of Educational Development
...the editors have produced an impressive work...which must surely be a landmark in research on higher education...scholarly commentaries, well-structured, fair, insightful and frank in comment... The articles are of the highest quality, written by international authorities, combining a selective literature review with a critical commentary.
Higher Education
...a felicitous combination of thematic coherence and ease of access...more than a quick means of reference: it becomes a most valuable research tool for the investigation of a very wide range of topics in higher education...The contributors to EHE form a veritable galaxy of experts: almost every topic is covered by a scholar of international standing ...assured of a permanent place in the vast literature of higher education ...Its winning formula should make it indispensable for anyone with a general or professional interest in higher education for many decades to come.
Oxford Review of Education

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