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ERIC Number: ED515897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-13
Pages: 530
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4154-3264-1
The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education
Tight, Malcolm, Ed.; Mok, Ka Ho, Ed.; Huisman, Jeroen, Ed.; Morphew, Christopher, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
This volume is a detailed and up-to-date reference work providing an authoritative overview of the main issues in higher education around the world today. Consisting of newly commissioned chapters and impressive journal articles, it surveys the state of the discipline and includes the examination and discussion of emerging, controversial and cutting edge areas. This book is divided into nine sections. Section I, Introduction, contains the following: (1) Editorial Introduction (Malcolm Tight). Section II, Teaching and Learning, contains the following: (2) Approaches to Learning (Jennifer M. Case and Delia Marshall); (3) Student Learning Research: A Broader View (Tamsin Haggis); (4) Conceptualising Teaching and Learning Interactions in Researching Higher Education (Paul Ashwin); (5) International Students from Asia (David Kember); and (6) Study Success of Students from Ethnic Minority Backgrounds: an Overview of Explanations for Differences in Study Careers (Sabine Severiens and Rick Wolff). Section III, Course Design, contains the following: (7) Curriculum (Kelly Coate); (8) Problem-based Learning (Anna Kwan); (9) "An Alignment of the Planets": Mapping the Intersections Between Pedagogy (Technology and Management in Australian Universities (Ilana Snyder Simon Marginson and Tania Lewis); and (10) Diverse Student Groups: Teaching with a Goal of Inclusivity (Marybeth Gasman and Julie Vultaggio). Section IV, The Student Experience, contains the following: (11) Tertiary Education in the Noughties: the Student Perspective (Naomi White); (12) Tuition Fee Policies in a Comparative Perspective: Theoretical and Political Rationales (Pamela Marcucci and Bruce Johnstone); (13) From Senior Student to Novice Worker: Learning Trajectories in Political Science Psychology and Mechanical Engineering (Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Hakan Hult, Lars Owe Dahlgren, Helene Hard af Segerstad and Kristina Johansson); and (14) Postgraduate Research Students' Experience: It's All About Balancing Living (Coralie McCormack). Section V, Quality Sectionuction, contains the following: (15) What Can Students' Perceptions of Academic Quality tell us? Research Using the Course Experience Questionnaire (John T. E. Richardson); (16) Grading Student Achievement in Higher Education: Measuring or Judging? (Mantz Yorke); (17) National Monitoring of Higher Education: Motives Methods and Means (John Taylor); (18) Still Balancing Improvement and Accountability? Developments in External Quality Assurance in the Nordic countries 1996-2006 (Trine Dano and Bjorn Stensaker); and (19) A Global Survey of University Ranking and League Tables (Alex Usher and Massimo Savino). Section VI, System Policy, contains the following: (20) Reflections on the Reform of Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe (Peter Scott); (21) Globalisation and Higher Education Restructuring in Hong Kong Taiwan and Mainland China (Ka-Ho Mok); (22) Performance-based Funding as an Instrument of Competition in German Higher Education (Dominic Orr, Michael Jaeger and Astrid Schwarzenberger); (23) Shifting Roles and Approaches: Government Coordination of Post-Secondary Education in Canada 1995-2006 (Theresa Shanahan and Glen Jones); and (24) Bachelor Graduates on the Labour Market: a Cross-National Comparison of the Employers' Viewpoint (Bettina Alesi). Section VII, Institutional Management, contains the following: (25) Institutional Structures: Where Legitimacy and Efficiency Meet (Colin Pilbeam); (26) The Shaping of the Departmental Culture: Measuring the Relative Influences of the Institution and Discipline (Jenny J. Lee); (27) Economies of Scale and Mergers in Higher Education (Colin Green and Geraint Johnes); (28) University-based Economic Growth (Iryna Lendel (Phil Allen and Maryann Feldman); and (29) Building Democracy's University: University-Community Partnerships and the Emergent Civic Engagement Movement (Matthew Hartley and David Soo). Section VIII, Academic Work, contains the following: (30) Interpreting Changing Academic Roles and Identities in Higher Education (K. Krause); (31) Academic Development (Ranald Macdonald); (32) The Changing Nature of Academic Work (Jan Currie and Lesley Vidovich); and (33) Understanding Academic Freedom: the Views of Social Scientists (Gerlese S. Akerlind and Carole Kayrooz). Section IX, Knowledge, contains the following: (34) Academic Research in Contemporary Society (Angela Brew); (35) Disciplinarity (Ruth Neumann); (36) Out with Humboldt and in with the Knowledge Society: On the Consequences of the Redefinition of the Role of Higher Education and Research (Merle Jacob); and (37) The University Neoliberal Reform and the Liberal Educational Ideal (Tony Harland). An Index is also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; China; Germany; Hong Kong; Taiwan