State Support for Higher Education
The purpose of this chapter is to describe and analyse the current environment of governmental support and related policies for higher education in the United States in the context of patterns in other developed countries. The primary focus on the United States here is designed to illuminate in a contemporary, yet historically, conscious way the most salient features of — as well as challenges facing — the American model. Its key components are increasingly influential in animating governmental policies towards higher education in many OECD countries.
KeywordsHigh Education Performance Funding High Education Policy Private High Education Public High Education
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