Understanding Mass Higher Education

Author: Ted Tapper
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415354912
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This books takes a comparative look at the ways in which most western democracies have experienced a shift from elite to mass education. While keeping the global economic context in mind, it focuses on different national traditions and experiences of this phenomenon, addressing a key range of questions about the expanion and fiversification of higher education.

Access to Higher Education

Author: Graeme Atherton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137411902
Format: PDF
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This book systematically examines the nature of inequalities in access to, and success in, higher education across the globe and considers how they are being addressed. It makes both a theoretical and practical contribution to the understanding of HE participation worldwide, featuring case studies on a range of countries from six continents.

The Realities of Change in Higher Education

Author: Lynne Hunt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134171188
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Realities of Change in Higher Education explores the theory and practice of the everyday reality of change to promote learning and teaching in universities. Drawing on international case studies, it analyses a range of practical strategies to promote change that enhance students’ learning. Structured to flow from analysis of policy level change through to small-scale change at curriculum level, experienced practitioners consider key topics including: national policies and strategies different leadership styles the advancement of teaching and learning through research and scholarship how communities of practice may be effective agents for change in higher education the relationship between technology and change student assessment as a strategic tool for enhancing teaching and learning. With practical advice to enhance the learning experience of increasing numbers of university students, this book will appeal to all practitioners involved in improving learning and teaching outcomes in higher education.

Young People And Social Change

Author: Furlong, Andy
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335229751
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reviews of the first edition "Not only does the clarity of the authors' writing make the book very accessible, but their argument is also illustrated throughout with a broad range of empirical material ... undoubtedly a strong contribution to the study of both contemporary youth and 'late-modern' society." Youth Justice "A very accessible, well-evidenced and important book ... It succeeds in raising important questions in a new and powerful way." Journal of Education and Work "the book will be very popular with students and with academics.....The clarity of the organization, expression and argument is particularly commendable. I have no doubt that Young People and Social Change will rightly find its way onto the recommended reading lists of many in the field." Professor Robert MacDonald, University of Teesside A welcome update to one of the most influential and authoritative books on young people in modern societies. With a fuller theoretical explanation and drawing on a comprehensive range of studies from Europe, North America, Australia and Japan, the second edition of Young People and Social Change is a valuable contribution to the field. The authors examine modern theoretical interpretations of social change in relation to young people and provide an overview of their experiences in a number of key contexts such as education, employment, the family, leisure, health, crime and politics. Building on the success of the previous edition, the second edition offers an expanded theoretical approach and wider coverage of empirical data to take into account worldwide developments in the field. Drawing on a wealth of research evidence, the book highlights key differences between the experiences of young people in different countries in the developed world. Young People and Social Change offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date introductory text for students in sociology of youth, sociology of education, social stratification and related fields.

Structuring mass higher education

Author: David Palfreyman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415426046
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Undoubtedly the most important development in higher education in recent years has been the seemingly inexorable expansion of national systems. In a comparatively short time period many countries have moved from an elite to a mass model. Furthermore, expansion has invariably changed the whole experience of higher education for all the interested parties from, presidents, rectors and vice-chancellors to first-term undergraduates. Structuring Mass Higher Education examines the impact of this change upon the existing national structures of higher education. It also defines and highlights what makes an 'elite' university - something which institutions must strive for in order to gain their position as global players. With case studies and contributions from a wide range of international authors, the book explores questions such as: Do higher education institutions retain a national significance, even though the vestiges of an international reputation have long faded? Has expansion undermined the quality of higher education because governments sought to expand "on the cheap"? Is the elite institutional response to mass higher education perceived as a threat to be responded to with purposeful action that sustains their elite status? Does the emergence of the international league tables pose a challenge to those responsible for governing elite institutions? These are critical issues with which both policy-makers and institutional leaders will have to grapple over the next ten years, making Structuring Mass Higher Education a timely, relevant, and much needed text. It will appeal to policy makers and practitioners within higher education as well as student and scholars worldwide.

Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society

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This book provides an international investigation of tertiary education policy across its many facets -- governance, funding, quality assurance, equity, research and innovation, academic career, links to the labor market and internationalization. It presents an analysis of the trends and developments in tertiary education; a synthesis of research-based evidence on the impact of tertiary-education policies; innovative and successful policies and practices that countries have implemented; and tertiary-education policy options. The report draws on the results of a major OECD review of tertiary education policy -- the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education -- conducted over the 2004-08 period in collaboration with 24 countries around the world.--Publisher's description.

Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society Special features equity innovation labour market internationalisation Achieving equity

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This book provides an international investigation of tertiary education policy across its many facets -- governance, funding, quality assurance, equity, research and innovation, academic career, links to the labor market and internationalization. It presents an analysis of the trends and developments in tertiary education; a synthesis of research-based evidence on the impact of tertiary-education policies; innovative and successful policies and practices that countries have implemented; and tertiary-education policy options. The report draws on the results of a major OECD review of tertiary education policy -- the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education -- conducted over the 2004-08 period in collaboration with 24 countries around the world.--Publisher's description.

University to Uni

Author: Robert Stevens
Publisher: Politico's Publishing
ISBN:
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The case of Laura Spence - turned down for a place at Oxford in 1999 despite stellar qualifications on paper - rocketed higher education to the top of the political agenda, as politicians (notably Gordon Brown) queued up to rail against the elitism that her treatment seemed to represent. But universities have always been a major political issue, with expansion in the 1960s and then the upgrading of the polytechnics in the 1990s posing the big questions: what are universities for, how should they and their students be funded, how should they be controlled, and how should the universities as seats of learning relate to central government? In Uni Robert Stevens - himself a highly distinguished academic at such flagship universities as Oxford and Yale - provides the first history of the politics of higher education in the second half of the twentieth century.

Can the Prizes Still Glitter

Author: Hugo de Burgh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780955464201
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This is a timely and provocative book addressing some of the key challenges facing the HE sector in a series of papers by the leaders an innovators in the field.