New strategies and policies regarding higher education are needed to solve the present higher education crisis occurring in many developing countries. The important question is whether specific forms of government regulation are more effective than others in helping to solve this crisis. This book addresses this question by analysing the relationships between government and higher education in 12 states in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Recent changes in these relationships are explored in an attempt to discover which are the most effective. Each chapter contains a case study of a specific country, exploring issues such as the market as a mechanism for coordination, autonomy in higher education, state control and supervision, governmental steering models, the question of "governance fit" and innovations in higher education. The final chapter combines theoretical concepts with the observations made in the country case-studies to formulate overall conclusions.
Michael Agelasto, University of Hong Kong ...an excellent text for future administrators and others who follow the paths of university development. Int. Jnl. Educational Development
List of Contributors. Introduction. Government and higher education in developing nations: a conceptual framework (G. Neave, F.A. van Vught). Case Studies. Africa. Ghana: Relations between government and universities (A. Sawyerr). Kenya: Management of higher education in developing countries: the relationship between government and higher education (I.M. Omari). Tanzania: The state and higher education (J.C. Sivalon, B. Cooksey). Uganda: Higher education and the state (T.O. Eisemon). Asia. People's Republic of China: Autonomy and accountability: an analysis of the changing relationships between the government and universities (W. Min). India: Government and higher education (T. Majumdar). Philippines: The autonomy of the government higher education relationship (A. Gonzalez). Singapore: University autonomy versus state control: the Singapore experience (V. Selvaratnam). Latin America. Argentina: the federal government and the universities (C. Marques). Brazil: Higher education and government (S. Schwartzman, L. Klein). Chile: Government and higher education (J.J. Brunner). Mexico: Towards state supervision? Changing patterns of governance in Mexican higher education (D.C. Levy). Conclusion (G. Neave, F.A. van Vught). Subject. Index.