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Higher Education in Federal Countries: A Comparative Study is a unique study of higher education in nine federal countries—the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, China and India. In this book, leading international scholars discuss the role of federalism and how it shapes higher education in major nation-state actors on the world stage. The editors develop an overarching comparative analysis of the dynamics of central and regional power in higher education, and the national case studies explain how each federal and federal-like higher education system has evolved and how it functions in what are highly varied contexts.

Canada: Provincial Responsibility, Federal Influence and the Challenge of Coordination
Canada: Provincial responsibility, federal influence and the challenge of coordination
Glen A. Jones Christian Noumi

The analysis of higher education policy in Canada is inseparably linked to the realities of Canadian federalism and, in particular, the highly decentralized nature of higher education governance. Our objective in this chapter is to describe and analyse higher education in Canada by focusing attention on the divisions of responsibility between the federal and provincial governments that underscore this decentralized approach. We begin with a brief historical overview, followed by a more detailed analysis of governance, including issues of authority, policy, funding and student mobility.

Higher Education in Canada: An Overview

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