International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education

Author: Jeroen Huisman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135858144
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Essential reading for policy makers, institutional leaders, managers, advisors, and scholars in the field of higher education, International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education analyzes how the governance of higher education systems has evolved in recent years. This volume is an authoritative overview with contributions from authors from the U.K., the Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Comprehensive in coverage, this volume explores how the use of disciplinary approaches and frameworks, particularly from political science, public administration and public policy help us to understand better the coordination of higher education systems. This is an arduous but gratifying challenge, given the current complexity of multi-actor and multi-level steering in higher education, rife with unintended outcomes and unanticipated dynamics. The edited volume looks to: The role of government, market and network steering in higher education systems. Governance in the knowledge society. How the use of disciplinary approaches help to better understand the steering policy processes and outcomes in higher education. Empirical studies exploring governance issues across systems and over time within systems.

Dialogisches Management und Organisationslernen

Author: Jendrik Petersen
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 3866187505
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‘Strategische Führung, Organisationsentwicklung & Bildungsmanagement’ und ‘Dynamik und Nachhaltigkeit in Management & Consulting’ an der flensburg.school for Advanced Research Studies zu Themen der Innovation und Transformation im organisationalen Kontext. Die Forschungsarbeiten spiegeln ein breites Spektrum wider, innerhalb dessen Problemfelder des organisationalen Wissens und Organisationslernens ebenso vertreten sind wie Konzepte des dialogischen Managements und die Bewältigung von divergenten Stakeholderinteressen. Der vorliegende Band als ‘Research in Progress’ umfasst vier Beiträge, mit denen nicht nur die Vielschichtigkeit der Forschungsfelder repräsentiert, sondern auch zum konstruktiven Dialog eingeladen wird.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance

Author: Jeroen Huisman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137456175
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This state-of-the-art reference collection addresses the major themes, theories and key concepts related to higher education policy and governance on an international scale in one accessible volume. Mapping the field and showcasing current research and theorizations from diverse perspectives and authoritative scholars, this essential guide will assist readers in navigating the myriad concepts and themes involved in higher education policy and governance research and practice. Split into two sections, the first explores a range of policy concepts, theories and methods including governance models, policy instruments, institutionalism and organizational change, new public management and multi-level governance. The second section addresses salient themes such as institutional governance, funding, quality, employability, accountability, university rankings, widening participation, gender, inequalities, technology, student involvement and the role of higher education in society. Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of education, education policy, sociology, social and public policy, political science and for leadership.

Academic Governance in the Contemporary University

Author: Julie Rowlands
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811026882
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book addresses three central questions in contemporary university governance: (1) How and why has academic governance in Anglophone nations changed in recent years and what impact have these changes had on current practices? (2) How do power relations within universities affect decisions about teaching and research and what are the implications for academic voices? (3) How can those involved in university governance and management improve academic governance processes and outcomes and why is it important that they do so? The book explores these issues in clear, concise and accessible language that will appeal to higher education researchers and governance practitioners alike. It draws on extensive empirical data from key national systems in the Anglophone world but goes beyond the simply descriptive to analyse and explain.

Reform and Change in Higher Education

Author: Consortium of Higher Education Researchers. Conference
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402034022
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This volume contains a comprehensive international discussion of the state of the art of implementation analysis in higher education and an extensive review of relevant recent literature. Starting from the now classical 1986 book of Ladislav Cerych and Paul Sabatier (1986), "Great Expectations and Mixed Performance: the implementation of higher education reforms in Europe", Paul Sabatier, Åse Gornitzka with Svein Kyvik and Bjørn Stensaker, and Maurice Kogan present a critical appreciation of that initial work and a review and critical appraisal of current empirical policy research in higher education. In the second part, a set of chapters analyses the effective and specific complexities of the implementation of higher education policies in several countries, offering a wide variety of situations both in terms of duration of implementation, legal objectives, adequacy of causal theories underlying the reforms, adequacy of financial resources and degree of commitment of the main actors of the process. Some of these chapters use alternative theoretical frameworks developed since the 1986 Cerych and Sabatier theorization, to interpret the empirical results and some national cases do not fall into the scope of Cerych and Sabatier’s analysis. The national case studies are the following: Australia (2), Austria, Finland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This variety of national cases, drawn from the world of higher education, represents an updated collection of empirical material analysed from the perspective of new theoretical approaches to policy implementation.

The Higher Education Managerial Revolution

Author: Alberto Amaral
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402015861
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This book offers a unique comparative analysis of the emergence of managerialism in eleven different countries. It examines the response and adaptation of higher education institutions to their external environments. The authors address the key question of how changes in management thinking and practice are affecting internal institutional dynamics in different countries. They share a common view that managerialism as an ideology has not imposed a single, convergent model of behaviour on higher education systems and their institutions. Governments have espoused managerialism, whether as ideology or as practice, to differing degrees and institutions have responded in very different ways largely influenced by their historical, economic, social and cultural backgrounds. The Higher Education Managerial Revolution? is relevant to scholars and students of higher education as well as to institutional managers, government officials, university administrators and university board members.

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care

Author: Gregory P. Marchildon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442609788
Format: PDF
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Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada. Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.

Bildungspolitische Analyse 2002

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264599312
Format: PDF
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Um der stetig wachsenden Bedeutung des Lernens gerecht zu werden, sind die OECD-Länder bestrebt, eine große Vielfalt an unterschiedlichen Lern-, Aus- und Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten für Lernende von den frühesten Kindesbeinen bis ins hohe Alter zur Verfügung zu stellen.