The university in the third world: comparative perspectives
Altbach, Philip G.
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The purpose of this paper is to point out some of the insights from comparative higher education that are relevant for universities in the Third World.' This discussion is predicated on the idea that it is possible to learn from the experiences of other countries but seldom possible to successfully copy directly from overseas models. Thus, it is intended to raise consciousness concerning problems and possibilities rather than to point to overseas models that may be immediately applicable in a Third World context.