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The International Comparative Study of Higher Education: Lessons from the Contemplation of How Others Might See Us

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

Abstract

American education can appear frighteningly complex and unplanned to an observer from another country. In an effort to explain higher education in the United States, Bruce Johnstone identifies eight features of American higher education that he believes are the most importantly unique, most difficult to explain to a foreign scholar or university leader, and possibly most overlooked by Americans in terms of influence in shaping higher education in the United States today.

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