Higher Education for All? (RLE Edu G)
Edited by Gordon Roderick, Michael Stephens
Routledge – 2012 – 198 pages
The rapid expansion of higher education provision, particularly in Europe and North America during the 1960s opened up for the first time the question whether everyone should have the opportunity to experience the benefits of higher university and other institutions. The contributors are economists, sociologists and politicians and all have different assumptions, commitments and postures.
Introduction Gordon W Roderick & Michael D Stephens. Part One: The Academic Implications 1 The Concept of Higher Education for All Explored Kenneth Lawson 2 Higher Education for All in Today’s Society Geoffrey D Sims 3 Education and the Polity Bernard Crick Part Two: The Social Implications 4 Continuing Education for Social Decision-makers Robert Houlton 5 Towards a Sociology of Universal Higher Education Colin L Fletcher Part Three: The Economic Implications 6 The Problems of Financing Higher Education Gareth L Williams 7 Economic Aspects of State Intervention Alan Maynard Part Four: The Political Implications 8 A Conservative View Keith Hampson 9 A Labour View Gerald Fowler Part Five: Conclusion 10 Open Admissions and Numerus Clausus Torsten Husén. Index.