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ERIC Number: EJ1036781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
The Dimensions of "Social Dynamics" in Comparative Studies on Higher Education
Välimaa, Jussi; Nokkala, Terhi
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v67 n4 p423-437 Apr 2014
This article discusses social dynamics of higher education which is one of the most crucial but neglected perspectives in comparative studies of higher education. We pay attention to the importance of time, space and contexts--both geographical and socio-cultural ones--to reveal how they influence on different social dynamics in various systems of higher education. The article focuses on the national higher education system level. Theoretically we approach higher education systems from a relational perspective paying attention to dynamics created by changing relationships between different actors in cultural, geographical and historical contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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