By Michael Kariwo, Tatiana Gounko, Musembi Nungu
It is a good crafted, well timed publication that comes at a time while lots is occurring in larger schooling contexts the world over. essentially, it's based on those worldwide (and selectively neighborhood) developments that Kariwo, Gounko and Nungu assemble a magnificent lineup of either proven and rising students who in attaining a finished and significantly built standpoint on tertiary schooling structures. jointly, the chapters during this paintings shall extend the epistemic barriers of the world and its affiliated disciplines, and the e-book as an entire will tremendously gain students, scholars, schooling coverage makers and the general public at huge. - Ali A. Abdi, Professor, college of Alberta This e-book is a necessary contribution to wisdom on better schooling and gives a global viewpoint on concerns, demanding situations and dilemmas due to the speedy growth of upper schooling. the quantity is a wonderful textual content that integrates theoretical and analytical experiences in addition to empirical neighborhood reviews. The booklet supplies a few insights on how diversified international locations and areas were responding to massification and getting access to of upper schooling. it's going to attract researchers, graduate scholars and college in larger or Post-Secondary schooling in addition to foreign and Comparative schooling. - Edward Shizha, affiliate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier college (Brantford Campus)
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A Comparative Analysis of Higher Education Systems: Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas by Michael Kariwo, Tatiana Gounko, Musembi Nungu