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The Resource Palace of ashes : China and the decline of American higher education, Mark S. Ferrara

Palace of ashes : China and the decline of American higher education, Mark S. Ferrara

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Palace of ashes : China and the decline of American higher education
Title
Palace of ashes
Title remainder
China and the decline of American higher education
Statement of responsibility
Mark S. Ferrara
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In addition to possessing the world's largest economies, China and the United States have extensive higher education systems comparable in size. By juxtaposing their long and distinctive educational traditions, Palace of Ashes offers compelling evidence that American colleges and universities are quickly falling behind in measures such as scholarly output and the granting of doctoral degrees in STEM fields. China, in contrast, has massed formidable economic power in support of its universities in an attempt to create the best educational system in the world. Palace of Ashes argues that the overall quality of U.S. institutions of higher learning has declined over the last three decades. Mark S. Ferrara places that decline in a broad historical context to illustrate how the forces of globalization are helping rapidly developing Asian nations—particularly China—transform their major universities into serious contenders for the world's students, faculty, and resources.Ferrara finds that American institutions have been harmed by many factors, including chronic state and federal defunding, unsustainable tuition growth, the adoption of corporate governance models, adjunctification, and the overall decline of humanities education relative to job-related training. Ferrara concludes with several key recommendations to help U.S. universities counter these trends and restore the palace of American higher learning"--publisher's description
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Ferrara, Mark S.,
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education and globalization
Label
Palace of ashes : China and the decline of American higher education, Mark S. Ferrara
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Palace of ashes -- From Mandarins to Mao Zedong -- A shared humanistic heritage -- The Chinese moment -- Crisis in the American academy -- Global convergence and competition -- Pricing the paradigm Shift -- Restoring the palace
Control code
ocn924719167
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418001
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)924719167
Label
Palace of ashes : China and the decline of American higher education, Mark S. Ferrara
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Palace of ashes -- From Mandarins to Mao Zedong -- A shared humanistic heritage -- The Chinese moment -- Crisis in the American academy -- Global convergence and competition -- Pricing the paradigm Shift -- Restoring the palace
Control code
ocn924719167
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421418001
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)924719167

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