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From the Eye of the Storm

From the Eye of the Storm Author Ben Jongbloed
ISBN-10 9789401592635
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 316
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In order to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary - the third lustrum - of our Center, we at CHEPS decided to collectively write a book on the issue of how higher education institutions deal with the demand for change. Institutional change is without any doubt one of the burning issues for researchers in higher education and policy studies in general, but even more so for administrators at the institutional level (institutional leadership, deans) and planners of higher education in public life (government agencies, intermediary organisations, international organisations). Whereas the lustrumbook we wrote for our second lustrum concentrated on comparative policy studies, many of them focusing on comparisons between different national higher education systems, this time the object of our analyses is the institution itself. Today's higher education institutions are faced by demands from a multitude of actors - from inside the institution (students, staff) as well as from the institution's environment (governments, employers, research councils, sponsors). These demands require changes in policy, practice, systems, and culture. The ways in which institutions respond to these demands and how their behaviour may be understood and predicted is the challenge tackled by the authors of this volume, each from their own perspective and each looking at different aspects of the educational organisation.



Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education  Handbook of Theory and Research Author J.C. Smart
ISBN-10 0875861369
Release 2003-04-30
Pages 503
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The Dynamics of Change in Higher Education

The Dynamics of Change in Higher Education Author Svein Kyvik
ISBN-10 9781402092480
Release 2008-12-25
Pages 226
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In most Western European countries, higher education has to an increasing extent been developing outside universities, partly through the establishment of new ins- tutions, and partly through the upgrading of professional and vocational schools into higher education colleges. The main trend in countries with a binary system has been that student numbers have increased more in the college sector than in the university sector. Yet, there is a shortage of in-depth studies on the changes that have taken place in this part of the educational system, and on the processes that have driven this development. The aim of this book is to improve our understanding of these processes, through developing concepts and theoretical perspectives which might offer new insights of complex phenomena. This book is based upon a large number of studies on college education in Norway and in other Western European countries. I have studied change processes in this field over a period stretching back to the late 1970s (Kyvik 1981), and this book synthesises my former publications, as well as updates the development until August 2008, and presents new analyses based on my gradual attainment of deeper insight into the processes that have taken place.



Effects of Higher Education Reforms Change Dynamics

Effects of Higher Education Reforms  Change Dynamics Author Martina Vukasović
ISBN-10 9789462090163
Release 2012-12-09
Pages 312
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Higher education is in transition. On the one hand, over the last decades it has become politically and economically more important and thus also an object of reforms. On the other hand, higher education has become less special and is no longer able to justify its unique governance arrangements. This volume presents a collection of contributions that go beyond reform agendas as such and focus on the effects of reforms at all relevant levels in higher education systems. It is organised in four themes – education, research, governance, and academic profession – with a variety of levels of analysis, theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches and geographical foci. The topics in focus include the possible impact of latest national and European initiatives, changes in the primary processes (education and research) on the levels of institutions, professions and for individuals as well as higher education dynamics in contexts often overlooked in the literature (e.g. Africa). The aim is to ‘take stock’ of the growing knowledge basis with respect to higher education with a special focus on the influence of reforms on the key aspects of higher education.



Democracy and the Academy

Democracy and the Academy Author Robert Weissberg
ISBN-10 1560727837
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 247
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Treatises on democracy in higher education are hardly original undertakings in today's troubled, often acrimonious campus environments. All the "hot button" issues -- racial preferences in admissions, sexual harassment, government funding, multiculturalism, speech codes, even formulating the core curriculum -- sooner or later drag in "democracy". In fact, academic democracy has become a virtual scholarly mini-industry. The authors bring a breath of fresh perspectives to this expansive subject, a collection of analyses written by scholars seldom invited to prestigious conferences dominated by eminent presidents, trustees, provosts, and all the other educational "leaders" who normally define pubic discourse at a safe distance from the classroom. The authors eschew the customary offering of high-sounding speeches, platitudes and rhapsodizing about the democratic role of education, especially well-funded education.



Democracy and Governance in Higher Education

Democracy and Governance in Higher Education Author Jan De Groof
ISBN-10 9041105751
Release 1998-02-18
Pages 401
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Since the early Eighties a number of themes have dominated the landscape of higher education, among them budget cuts, rationalisation in provision, accountability and quality control, closer links between higher education and the region, and a greater alertness to changes in economic and social policy. At the institutional level, the drive towards a greater degree of latitude and autonomy has found a ready echo among universities and other establishments of higher education. And this, in its turn, has posed major questions about the range of responsibilities central government and administration ought to retain or to delegate. Here is an in-depth treatment of the important legal issues emerging from these developments.



Transformation Indicators Applied to Two South African Higher Education Institutions

Transformation Indicators Applied to Two South African Higher Education Institutions Author Nico Cloete
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056666731
Release 2002
Pages 110
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Suid Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Ho r Onderwys

Suid Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Ho  r Onderwys Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131495744
Release 2008
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Globalization and the Market in Higher Education

Globalization and the Market in Higher Education Author International Association of Universities
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018685567
Release 2002
Pages 212
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Drawing on contributions from scholars, leaders, and practitioners from major multilateral organizations, along with non-governmental organizations active in higher education, this book examines the possible scope of an international framework for higher education in quality assurance and accreditationand its potential limitations.



Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000117406102
Release 2007
Pages 203
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Assessing Strategic Planning for Modernization in Papua New Guinea s Public Universities

Assessing Strategic Planning for Modernization in Papua New Guinea s Public Universities Author William Gabriel Tagis
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P008192941
Release 2002
Pages 790
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Leading from the Eye of the Storm

Leading from the Eye of the Storm Author Scott Thompson
ISBN-10 1578862116
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 151
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Through research and in-depth interviews with seventeen educational leaders, Scott Thompson explores new developments in the area of spiritual leadership for the systemic improvement of public schools.



Universities and Strategic Knowledge Creation

Universities and Strategic Knowledge Creation Author Andrea Bonaccorsi
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073893854
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 492
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'This book is the first work that brings together comprehensive evidence on research and education activities conducted in European universities. the volume is both timely (current discussion on the European Research Area is based on very poor quality comparative evidence) and important for scholars, practitioners, policymakers and students. It provides a critical assessment of the availability and use of input-output data and indicators to measure and map European higher education systems. At a time when universities are being asked to play an increasing number of roles, this book represents a foundation on which scholars and policymakers can start to develop the harmonised statistical infrastructure needed to evaluate, assess and support European universities in their changing roles.' - Aldo Geuna, University of Sussex, UK



Studies in Qualitative Methodology

Studies in Qualitative Methodology Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000044903619
Release 2000
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The University and the State

The University and the State Author Marek Kwiek
ISBN-10 UCBK:C090313557
Release 2006
Pages 424
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This book argues that the current renegotiation of the postwar social contract concerning the welfare state in Europe is being accompanied by the renegotiation of a smaller-scale modern social pact between the university and the nation-state. Current transformations to the state under the pressures of globalization will not leave the university unaffected, and consequently it is useful to discuss the university and its future in the context of the state. In the new global order, against the odds, universities are striving to maintain their pivotal role in society. Their role as engines of economic growth and contributors to economic competitiveness between increasingly knowledge-driven economies is being widely acknowledged. But it is a radical reformulation of their traditional social roles. The main reasons for current transformations of the university include globalization pressures on nation-states and their public services, the end of the - Golden age of the Keynesian welfare state, and the emergence of knowledge-based societies and knowledge-driven economies. Therefore the university can no longer be discussed solely in traditional, relatively self-contained disciplinary contexts. Here the university is seen from a variety of perspectives and through the lens of a wide range of disciplines (mainly educational sciences, political economy, sociology, political sciences, and philosophy)."



The Case for Tenure

The Case for Tenure Author Matthew W. Finkin
ISBN-10 0801433169
Release 1996
Pages 211
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At a time when some institutions of higher learning are questioning the need for academic tenure and numerous state legislatures are considering its abolishment, Matthew W. Finkin presents a thorough and unapologetic case in defense of tenure. Finkin has culled materials from a variety of sources?economic analyses, judicial opinions, investigative reports, institutional studies, speeches and personal essays?to survey the entire system of tenure from probationary appointment to retirement or dismissal for cause. To these viewpoints, he adds his own commentary to illuminate what tenure means, and to clarify what it does and does not protect. He places the need for tenure not only in historical perspective, but also in the highly charged context of the contemporary campus. In suggesting the origins of the concept of academic tenure, for example, Finkin excerpts the 1915 Declaration on Academic Freedom and Tenure. That document characterized the university as ?an intellectual experiment station, where new ideas may germinate and where their fruit, though still distasteful to the community as a whole, may be allowed to ripen until finally, perchance, it may become a part of the accepted intellectual food of the nation or of the world.?



A View from the Eye of the Storm

A View from the Eye of the Storm Author Haim Harari
ISBN-10 9780061758386
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 240
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In 2004, internationally known physicist Haim Harari was invited to address the advisory board of a major multinational corporation. In a short speech he offered a penetrating analysis of the components of terror, and presented a passionate call for a new era in the Middle East. The speech, entitled "A View from the Eye of the Storm," was not intended for publication, but when a copy was leaked and posted onto the Internet, it caused a worldwide sensation, eventually being translated into more than half a dozen languages. Now—as the modern era of Islamic terror continues to unfold—Harari reaches further, to offer this serious yet accessible survey of the landscape of Middle Eastern war and peace at this challenging crossroads in history. Moving beyond the sterile discourse of foreign affairs journals, Harari encourages the world to view the Middle East through the eyes of a "proverbial taxi driver," a man on the street whose wisdom (and sense of humor) outstrips that of the experts. And, as he observes, to anyone familiar with the Middle East from a taxi driver's perspective, the "persistent ugly storm" engulfing the Arab world is far more than a territorial battle with Israel: It is an "undeclared World War III" that rages from Bali to Madrid, from Nairobi to New York, from Buenos Aires to Istanbul, and from Tunis to Moscow. The sad result is that much of the Arab world has become an "unprecedented breeding ground for cruel dictators, terror networks, fanaticism, incitement, suicide murders, and general decline." And unless the free nations of the world mobilize to stop it, Harari argues, this new world war will continue to cause bloodshed on all continents. As a fifth-generation Israeli-born observer, Harari includes a thorough response to the conventional wisdom about Middle Eastern affairs, including a frank dissection of the media's lopsided portrait of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Drawing on his family's two centuries of life in the Middle East, he offers a compelling catalog of the steps necessary to reach a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians—steps, he writes, that are "inevitable—not because everybody accepts them today, but because all sides must accept them before peace can be achieved." And he urges the civilized world to combat terror by isolating its state sponsors, blocking its funding, and promoting education, women's equality, and human rights reform. Eloquent in its simplicity, written with passion, humor, and the directness of a scientist who has spent a lifetime explaining his work to the general public, A View from the Eye of the Storm is that rare book with the power to change hearts and minds.