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History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016$
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R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199474943

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199474943.001.0001

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The Present Is a Foreign Country (Global Trends)

The Present Is a Foreign Country (Global Trends)

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(p.236) Chapter 9 The Present Is a Foreign Country (Global Trends)
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History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016
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R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0009

This chapter offers an overview of the global trends in education systems driven by the five inter-connected forces: democratization of the society, rise of private education, globalization, advent of new information technologies, and knowledge economy. This overview is offered so that there could be a more nuanced understanding of the gales of creative destruction which spectacularly altered the Indian education landscape. It outlines the consequences of the transition of a higher education system transits from an elite system with low levels of enrolment to a mass system with very high levels of enrolment: extraordinary diversification of the purpose of higher education, financing, student body, and content and process of higher education. It outlines the salient features of internationalization and globalization of education, of General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), the private revolution in higher education and the quality assurance mechanisms. The overview focuses on the developments in some countries like the United States, United Kingdom, France, and China.

Keywords:   Trow Schema, Elite System, Mass System, Humboldtian University, diversity, Internationalisation of Education, Globalization of Education, GATS, Quality Assurance Mechanisms, Mission of University, Private Higher Education, Knowledge Economy, Implications of Knowledge Economy for Educational Development

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