ERIC Number: ED101614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Academic Labour Market: Economic and Social Aspects of a Profession. Studies on Education; Vol. 3.
Williams, Gareth L.; And Others
The expansion of higher education in Great Britain since World War II has been accompanied by a corresponding growth in research and publications analyzing its causes and consequences. Many have seen it as a forerunner of a type of social organization, the "post-industrial society," one in which educational and scientific training and knowledge are becoming the principle sources of institutional leadership and social change. This book tries to do three things. First it examines the effects of the explosive expansion of the universities in the 1960's on the structure of university teaching as a career. Its effect on promotion prospects, the quality of recruits, etc., are scrutinized. Secondly it analyzes the academic labor market in Great Britain showing how universities respond to relative shortages and surpluses of different specialists. Thirdly, it examines the attitudes of university teachers themselves to their work, their students, their research and their responsibilities to society in general. (MJM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Economic Factors, Educational Demand, Educational Supply, Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Professional Personnel, Social Influences, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Elsevier Scientific Publishing Company, Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($18.75)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)