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Private Higher Education and Inequalities in the Global South: Lessons from Africa, Latin America and Asia

Etienne Gerard

Based on original findings from research carried out in six low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, this book brings together conceptual and empirical analyses of private higher education and social and academic inequality, a topic largely unexplored in the social science literature, particularly on private higher education. Field surveys of different categories of actors in numerous private universities have combined common methods and tools in countries chosen for the differences in their social structures and the characteristics, organization and development of their private higher education systems. Based on these qualitative surveys, combined with available quantitative data on higher education, this book analyzes the production and reproduction of social and academic inequalities in countries as diverse as Argentina, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Vietnam.

Finally, the historical and social structuring of the private education systems in the selected countries provides the framework for analyses that go beyond the traditional higher education demand/supply and public policy approaches to explore the perspective of the actors - institutional administrators, teaching staff and students.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: May 19th, 2024
  • Pages: NA
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2024 -
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9783031547553
  • Categories: Philosophy, Theory & Social AspectsPublic Policy - Social Policy

About the Author

Etienne Gerard is a sociologist of education. He has conducted extensive research on schooling and knowledge in Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso), higher education internationalisation and international student mobility (Morocco and Mexico), and higher education and research policies (Mexico). His current interests focus on private higher education, particularly in Latin America and Mexico.

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