♠ Posted by Emmanuel in Education at 9/11/2008 02:17:00 PMApologies on not posting about this earlier, but there is a whole bunch of articles from Newsweek (mostly) on the global education race that is well worth reading in detail. Of course, I am interested in the topic as it concerns my livelihood. However, others who don't work in higher education should nevertheless be interested for a number of reasons: First, international higher education is big business. Next, aside from being big business, studies far too numerous to mention suggest a close correlation between academic production and economic competitiveness. As you would expect, training students at the cutting edge of their respective disciplines tends to sharpen a country's stock of "human capital."
Accordingly, of particular interest is the last article on why overseas competition is good for the prospects of US higher education according to Richard C. Levin, currently the president of Yale. Pessimists on America like myself tend to gloss over America's considerable lead over all other countries when it comes to international higher education, though I suspect that it may matter more that the quality of an average college education elsewhere may be higher than that in America despite the latter being at the cutting edge in several disciplines. Without further ado:
CHAPTER 1: NEW GEOGRAPHY OF EDUCATION
CHAPTER 2: MARKETING & NATIONAL STRATEGIES
CHAPTER 3: THE AMERICAN SCENE
CHAPTER 4: SECONDARY ED--WHERE U.S. DOESN'T LEAD
CHAPTER 5: THE RISE OF THE REST