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Education, Scientific Policy, and Developing Societies


reviewed by Philip G. Altbach 1967

coverTitle: Education, Scientific Policy, and Developing Societies
Author(s): A. B. Shah
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The growth of higher education in the developing countries faces many obstacles, not the least of which is the lack of consideration given thus far to problems of higher education by scholars and government officials alike. Lack of indigenous traditions of academic scholarship, insufficient financial resources, difficulty in obtaining qualified instructors, and the infusion of politics on the university campus are other issues which make the development of universities in the new nations difficult. A. B. Shah's reader, Education, Scientific Policy and Developing Societies, considers all of these problems and many more; and while no pat solutions are suggested for very difficult problems, some of the best thinking from the social sciences is focused on the concerns of higher education. The chapters in this fairly comprehensive book are taken exclusively from Minerva, a remarkable quarterly journal published from London. Minerva, which is edited by Professor Edward Shils, is subtitled a journal... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 3, 1967, p. 295-298
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2094, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 11:05:51 AM

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