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Individual institutions; Asia, Africa and Oceana

  • Accelerating Catch-upby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Sub-Saharan Africa has recently enjoyed a surge in economic growth due to the rising prices of its commodities and natural resources. To sustain this growth in the face of intensifying global competition, African countries may wish to align their tertiary education and research systems more closely to national economic development based on a deepening... more...

  • Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.by Minglang Zhou; Ann Maxwell Hill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This volume is the first to comprehensively examine Chinese's affirmative action policies in the critical area of minority education, the most important conduit to employment and economic success in the PRC after the economic reforms begun in the late 1970s. more...

  • At the Crossroadsby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 24.99

    Expanded access to and improved quality of secondary education in Sub-Saharan Africa are key ingredients for economic growth in the region. This Secondary Education in Africa (SEIA) synthesis report makes this point by bringing together a significant volume of analytical work sponsored by the World Bank and by many African and international partners.... more...

  • Athens of West Africaby Daniel J. Jr. Paracka

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 184.00

    This book is about Fourah Bay College (FBC) and its role as an institution of higher learning in both its African and international context. The study traces the College's development through periods of missionary education (1816-1876), colonial education (1876-1938), and development education (1938-2001). more...

  • Behind the Gateby Fabio Lanza

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    On Sunday, May 4, 1919, thousands of students protested the Versailles treaty in Beijing. Seventy years later, another generation demonstrated in Tiananmen Square; climbing the Monument of the People's Heroes, these protestors stood against a relief of their predecessors, and merged with their own mythology while consciously deploying their activism.... more...

  • Bilingual Education in Chinaby Anwei Feng

    Multilingual Matters 2007; US$ 59.95

    Compares and contrasts two strands of bilingualism in China, one for minority nationality groups, the other for majority. This volume examines the history, policy, philosophy, politics, provision and practice in bilingual, trilingual or multilingual education involving Mandarin Chinese, English, and minority languages. more...

  • Brain Korea 21 Phase IIby Somi Seong; Steven W. Popper; Charles A. Goldman

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    In the late 1990s, the Korea Ministry of Education and Human Resources, in response to concern over the relatively low standing of the nation’s universities and researchers, launched the Brain Korea 21 program BK21). BK21 seeks to make Korean research universities globally competitive and to produce more high-quality researchers in Korea. It provides... more...

  • Britain's Educational Reformby Mike Howarth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 200.00

    This book questions many of Britain's idiosyncratic attitudes towards education. Dimensions missing from Britain's recent reforms, but present in Japan are highlighted. The author argues that Britain could learn a lot from Japan in order to improve education and vocational training considerably. more...

  • Cairo University and the Making of Modern Egyptby Donald Malcolm Reid

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 47.00

    A fascinating history of modern Egypt's leading educational institution. more...

  • The Challenge of Expanding Secondary Education and Training in Madagascarby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    This report, produced with the help of Madagascar’s national education team in 2006-07, is designed to contribute to ongoing education reform discussions. It analyzes the constraints to system expansion and presents possible next steps for an appropriate course of action. This report aims to encourage discussion among policymakers, stakeholders... more...