The Transformation of Global Higher Education, 1945-2015

  • Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
    Pages 67-137
  3. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
    Pages 139-211
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 369-385

About this book


This book explores some of the major forces and changes in higher education across the world between 1945 and 2015. This includes the explosions of higher education institutions and enrollments, a development captured by the notion of massification. There were also profound shifts in the financing and economic role of higher education reflected in the processes of privatization of universities and curricula realignments to meet the shifting demands of the economy. Moreover, the systems of knowledge production, organization, dissemination, and consumption, as well as the disciplinary architecture of knowledge underwent significant changes. Internationalization emerged as one of the defining features of higher education, which engendered new modes, rationales, and practices of collaboration, competition, comparison, and commercialization. External and internal pressures for accountability and higher education’s value proposition intensified, which fueled struggles over access, affordability, relevance, and outcomes that found expression in the quality assurance movement.  


higher education teaching and learning universities information technology research and scholarship

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
    • 1
  1. 1.Quinnipiac University HamdenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57857-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52869-8
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