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,...
To Be Published April 20th 2014 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...
To Be Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge
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 May 31st 2014 by Routledge
A comparative perspective
The financing of higher education is undergoing great change in many countries around the world. In recent years many countries are moving from a system where the costs of funding higher education are shouldered primarily by taxpayers, through government subsidies, to one where students pay a...
Published May 15th 2013 by Routledge
Interest in the quality of higher education provision has been steadily increasing over the last twenty years. This has been driven largely by the international creation of explicit policies and reporting requirements to review, audit and evaluate provision. The interest is associated in many...
Published May 27th 2013 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 March 17th 2013 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 21st 2012 by Routledge
Rethinking the significance of disciplines in higher education
The ‘tribes and territories’ metaphor for the cultures of academic disciplines and their roots in different knowledge characteristics has been used by those interested in university life and work since the early 1990s. This book draws together research, data and theory to show how higher education...
Published January 10th 2012 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 June 6th 2012 by Routledge
Ideas and Possibilities
As universities increasingly engage with the world beyond the classroom and the campus, those who work within higher education are left to examine how the university’s mission has changed. Official reviews and debates often forget to inquire into the purposes and responsibilities of universities,...
Published August 23rd 2011 by Routledge
International Perspectives on Civic Engagement
The Engaged University is a comprehensive empirical account of the global civic engagement movement in higher education. In universities around the world, something extraordinary is underway. Mobilizing their human and intellectual resources, institutions of higher education are directly tackling...
Published April 5th 2011 by Routledge
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally?
Higher Education operates in an increasingly global context, and yet the examination of what drives and moves the field has remained largely focused on domestic campus leaders, national governments and institutional actors. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy expands the...
Published February 3rd 2011 by Routledge
Knowledge Creation and State Building in the Era of Globalization
Universities have been propelled into the center of the global political economy of knowledge production by a number of factors: mass education, academic capitalism, the globalization of knowledge, the democratization of communication in the era of the Internet, and the emergence of the knowledge...
Published August 3rd 2011 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 27th 2011 by Routledge
Strategies and Issues
Cross-border Partnerships in Higher Education looks beyond student and faculty exchanges to examine the myriad ways international colleges and universities work together as institutions. These partnerships have involved the creation of branch campuses, joint research and technology initiatives,...
Published June 22nd 2010 by Routledge
Alternative Frameworks for Coordination
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...
Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge
Much to be Gained, Many Ways to Get in Trouble
Encouraged by their institutions and governments and aided by advances in technology and communication, researchers increasingly pursue international collaborations with high hopes for scientific breakthroughs, intellectual stimulation, access to research equipment and populations, and the...
Published July 7th 2010 by Routledge
The Role of Elite Institutions
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...
Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge