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Williams, Gareth – London Review of Education, 2016
Authors who claim that higher education is a public service are often concerned about equity: they are making a normative case that like all education it should be available for everybody. Others stress the external economies: a society with large numbers of highly educated people is more efficient economically and better in many other ways.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Service, Universities, Colleges
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Williams, Gareth – London Review of Education, 2010
Higher education is a field of study. It does not have an integral cognate discipline that defines its extent and borders. Contributions to understanding higher education come from, among others, sociologists, historians, political theorists, economists and students of science policy and cultural studies. These were the disciplines whose exponents…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intellectual History, Scholarship, Educational Development