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International Studies in Higher Education


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The central purpose of this series is to see how different national and regional systems of higher education are responding to widely shared pressures for change. The most significant of these are: rapid expansion; reducing public funding; the increasing influence of market and global forces; and the widespread political desire to integrate higher education more closely into the wider needs of society and, more especially, the demands of the economic structure. The series commenced with an international overview of structural change in systems of higher education. It proceeds to examine on a global front the change process in terms of topics that are both traditional (for example, institutional management and system governance) and emerging (for example, the growing influence of international organizations and the blending of academic and professional roles). At its conclusion the series will have presented, through an international perspective, both a composite overview of contemporary systems of higher education, along with the competing interpretations of the process of change.

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International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges

International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges

1st Edition

Jill Jameson
June 25, 2019

There is an increasing pressure for leading universities to perform well in competitive global and national ranking systems. International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education studies the complexity involved in the development and upkeep of good higher education provision. Without taking...

The Changing Face of Higher Education: Is There an International Crisis in the Humanities?

The Changing Face of Higher Education: Is There an International Crisis in the Humanities?

1st Edition

Dennis A. Ahlburg
July 09, 2018

Over the last decade, a heated debate has raged in the US and the UK over whether the humanities are in crisis, and, if there is one, what form this crisis takes and what the response should be. Questioning how there can be such disagreement over a fundamental point, The Changing Face of Higher...

Towards the Private Funding of Higher Education: Ideological and Political Struggles

Towards the Private Funding of Higher Education: Ideological and Political Struggles

1st Edition

David Palfreyman, Ted Tapper, Scott Thomas
November 09, 2017

An almost universal driving force for contemporary change in universities is the shifting view of higher education as more of a private than a public good. Towards the Private Funding of Higher Education presents a contemporary global picture of this move towards the privatisation of higher...

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education: Understanding the influence and impact of rankings on higher education, policy and society

Global Rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education: Understanding the influence and impact of rankings on higher education, policy and society

1st Edition

Ellen Hazelkorn
September 26, 2017

Global rankings and the Geopolitics of Higher Education is an examination of the impact and influence that university rankings have had on higher education, policy and public opinion in recent years. Bringing together some of the most informed authorities on this very complex issue, this edited...

Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation

Access and Expansion Post-Massification: Opportunities and Barriers to Further Growth in Higher Education Participation

1st Edition

Ben Jongbloed, Hans Vossensteyn
May 23, 2017

The twenty-first 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...

The Physical University: Contours of space and place in higher education

The Physical University: Contours of space and place in higher education

1st Edition

Paul Temple
February 27, 2017

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...

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging perspectives on institutional transformation

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging perspectives on institutional transformation

1st Edition

Daryl G. Smith
December 20, 2016

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,...

Affirmative Action Matters: Creating opportunities for students around the world

Affirmative Action Matters: Creating opportunities for students around the world

1st Edition

Laura Dudley JENKINS, Michele S Moses
October 28, 2016

Affirmative action. Discrimination positive. Reservations. Quotas. Such policies aim to increase access to and equity within higher education. How do different national and social contexts affect how affirmative action policy is conceptualized, discussed, justified, and designed? Scholars from...

International Trends in University Governance: Autonomy, self-government and the distribution of authority

International Trends in University Governance: Autonomy, self-government and the distribution of authority

1st Edition

Michael Shattock
October 28, 2016

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...

Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education: Teaching, learning and identities

Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education: Teaching, learning and identities

1st Edition

Liudvika Leišytė, Uwe Wilkesmann
April 15, 2016

Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education explores how managers influence teaching, learning and academic identities and how new initiatives in teaching and learning change the organizational structure of universities. By building on organizational studies and higher education studies...

Student Financing of Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective

Student Financing of Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Donald E Heller, Claire Callender
April 11, 2016

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...

Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: International Perspectives

Enhancing Quality in Higher Education: International Perspectives

1st Edition

George Gordon, Ray Land
January 21, 2016

This book focuses on recent developments in higher education, provides snapshots of changing practices around the world and analyses the varied theoretical perspectives of quality enhancement. It draws on a wide range of international case studies, examined by a host of contributing experts....

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