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Challenging Boundaries Managing the integration of post-secondary education

Edited By Neil Garrod, Bruce Macfarlane Copyright 2009
    224 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This edited volume will be an important and key resource for managers, researchers, and policy makers in the field of Higher Education and Further Education. It offers insights into a radical new way of organizing post-compulsory education on an international basis that directly promotes a social justice agenda (i.e., widening of student participation). Around the world post-compulsory education is divided between Universities and Community-based Colleges. Universities are typically concerned with "higher" education, while community based colleges focus on "further" and technical education. In response to a range of social and economic forces there has been a growth in the number of dual sector institutions (or "duals") that span this divide. Challenging Boundaries brings together leading international thinkers, policy analysts, academic managers, and researchers who question whether duals can provide relevant education to students and appropriate graduates for the economy, while also offering greater opportunities to disadvantaged students. Challenging Boundaries provides an analysis of the potential of "dual sector" institutions in North America, UK, South Africa, and Australasia.

    This volume draws on the very latest research findings and effectively looks to:

    • Challenge conventional thinking about post-compulsory education
    • Demonstrate how a number of institutions internationally are addressing the organizational, managerial, and cultural challenges of operating as dual sector universities
    • Combine the latest research in the field from a range of international scholars with operational insights from university leaders
    • Provide a key resource for education policy makers and researchers and students of educational policy and management at masters and doctoral level

    Chapter 1: Introduction, Neil Garrod and Bruce MacFarlane

    Part A: Challenges

    Chapter Two: A History of separation, Gareth Parry (University of Sheffield, UK)

    Chapter Three: Further and Higher: a philosophical divide, John White (Institute of Education University of London)

    Chapter Four: Dual Sector education and social justice, Gavin Moodie and Leesa Wheelahan (Griffith University, Australia)

    Part B: Systems Responses

    Chapter Five: Community Colleges in US, Jonathan Daube (Manchester Community College, USA)

    Chapter Six: Dual sector Universities in Australia, Allan Ballagh (RMIT University, Australia)

    Chapter Seven: The Dual in the (UK) Crown, Neil Garrod (Thames Valley University, UK)

    Chapter Eight: (re) Forming a sector-the case of South Africa, Martin Oosthuizen (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa)

    Chapter Nine: Further becoming dual-the case of New Zealand, John Webster (Unitec, New Zealand)

    Part C: Operational responses

    Chapter Ten: Managing the Tribes, Theo Papdopoulos and Ann-Marie Bathmaker (Victorial University, Australia, University of Sheffield, UK)

    Chapter 11: Aligning quality and standards, Lawrie Walker (Thames Valley University, UK) and Jonathan Daube (Manchester Community College, USA)

    Chapter 12: Developing Academic Careers, Neil Garrod (Thames Valley University, UK)

    Chapter 13: Communicating Duality, Lynn Grimes (Thames Valley University) and Bronte Neyland (Victoria University, Australia)

    Chapter 14: Teachers as academics, academics as teachers, Bruce MacFarlane (Thames Valley University, UK)

    Chapter 15: Future, Higher, Better, Neil Garrod and Bruce MacFarlane


    Neil Garrod is Executive Director, Enterprise and Civic Engagement at Glyndwr University, Wrexham (Wales), Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenija) and Associate at the Centre for Higher Education Studies at the Institute of Education, University of London (UK).

    Bruce Macfarlane is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Portsmouth (UK) where he is also Head of Academic Development. His previous books include Teaching with Integrity (Routledge, 2003) and The Academic Citizen (Routledge, 2006). He is a Vice Chair of the Society for Research into Higher Education.