Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

International Studies in Higher Education Series

  1. The Physical University

    Contours of space and place in higher education

    Edited by Paul Temple

    Series: International Studies 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Access and Expansion Post-Massification

    Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation

    Edited by Ben W.A Jongbloed, Hans Vossensteyn

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    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...

    Published November 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Affirmative Action Matters

    Creating opportunities for students around the world

    Edited by Laura Dudley Jenkins, Michele S. Moses

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    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 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

    Emerging perspectives on institutional transformation

    Edited by Daryl G. Smith

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Universities and Regional Development

    A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions

    Edited by Rómulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth, Glen A. Jones

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    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

  6. Universities in the Knowledge Economy

    Higher education organisation and global change

    Edited by Paul Temple

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    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

  7. Universities and Regional Development

    A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions

    Edited by Romulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth, Glen A. Jones

    Series: International Studies in Higher Education

    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 June 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Overcoming Barriers to Student Understanding

    Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

    By Jan Meyer, Ray Land

    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 21st 2012 by Routledge