Series Editors: David Palfreyman, Ted Tapper, Scott L. Thomas
Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation
The 21st century has the potential to be the era of universal higher education access: the post-massification century. The growth of knowledge-based service industries and an increased need for technological and social innovations require more education, training, and re-training at the...
To Be Published December 15th 2015 by Routledge
Creating opportunities for students around the world
Affirmative Action Matters focuses specifically on affirmative action policies in higher education admissions, the sphere that has been the most controversial in many of the nations that have such policies. It brings together distinguished scholars from diverse nations to examine and discuss the...
Published April 4th 2014 by Routledge
Emerging perspectives on institutional transformation
In addition to many other issues that touch higher education around the world, diversity and equity in higher education is fast becoming a major opportunity and challenge to institutions, countries and regions. The increasing centrality of diversity is fueled in part by changing demographics,...
Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge
Autonomy, self-government and the distribution of authority
Governance is becoming increasingly important in universities just as it is in the wider world of commerce and banking. Historically, universities were run by their academic communities but as mass higher education has taken root, as university research has become a critical element in national...
Published June 5th 2014 by Routledge
Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge
It has long been a matter of concern to teachers in higher education why certain students ‘get stuck’ at particular points in the curriculum whilst others grasp concepts with comparative ease. What accounts for this variation in student performance and, more importantly, how can teachers change...
Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge
An International and Comparative Analysis
There are 100 million students in higher education throughout the world today. This collection provides some indication of what are they are learning and of their wider experiences. It also outlines the changing global context of provision for undergraduate students as countries and universities...
Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge
Contours of space and place in higher education
The great universities of the world are to a large extent defined in the public imagination by their physical form: when people think of a university, they usually think of a distinctive place, rather than about say the teaching or the research that might go on there. This is understandable, both...
Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge
A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions
Universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in their local communities. However until now, no systematic, critical attention has been paid to the factors and mechanisms that currently make this process so daunting. In Universities and Regional Development,...
Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge
Higher education organisation and global change
Universities are fundamental to the contemporary knowledge economy. They directly and indirectly support economic growth in both developing and advanced economies. In addition to their traditional teaching and research functions, they often also have important roles in supporting regional...
Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge