Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education is a critical analysis of the various dimensions of marketisation in a global context, exploring governance, policy, financial, ethical and pedagogical aspects. Bringing together a selection of influential authors who draw on the work of Roger Brown, the book is a timely examination of the impact that policies regulating cost, entry and practices in higher education can have on universities, students and academics.
This book explores the tensions and dilemmas marketisation brings into the educational environment for academic leaders, managers and students, arguing that they can be managed through rebalancing the relation between the market and the educational dimensions.
Key topics include:
- The economics of higher education
- Students in a marketised environment
- Regulating a marketised sector
- Marketisation and higher education pedagogies
- Universities’ futures.
Unveiling nuanced and multifaceted perspectives and providing readers with collective and forward-thinking critical analyses, Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education will be an authoritative reference book on policy and practice, appealing to higher education leaders, managers and scholars worldwide.
Table of Contents
‘Fearful symmetry?’ Higher education and the logic of the market
Peter John and Joëlle Fanghanel
PART 1 THE ECONOMICS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Chapter 1 Private commodities and public goods: Markets and values in higher education Peter Scott
Chapter 2 Paying the price of expansion: Why more for undergraduates in England means less for everyoneHelen Carasso and William Locke
Chapter 3Choice in the learning market: Tokenistic ritual or democratic education? Rajani Naidoo
Chapter 4 Marketing and marketisation: what went wrong, and how we can put it right? Rob Cuthbert
Chapter 5 Scotland and the higher education market Tony Bruce
PART 2 STUDENTS IN A MARKETISED ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 6 Contractualising the student experience through university charters Joanna Williams
Chapter 7 UK universities as a single entity: Striking a balance between public and private needs Bernard Longden
Chapter 8 Some considerations on higher education as a ‘post-experience good’ Morgan White
Chapter 9 The ‘unravelling’ of English higher education Patrick Ainley
PART 3 REGULATING A MARKETISED SECTOR
Chapter 10 Regulating risk in the higher education state: implications for policy and research Roger King
Chapter 11 How the Home Office became a regulator of higher education in England Geoffrey Alderman
Chapter 12 Making a difference: The roles of markets and the roles of quality assurance regimes John Brennan
PART 4 MARKETISATION AND HIGHER EDUCATION PEDAGOGIES
Chapter 13 Shifting perspectives on research and teaching relationships: A view from Australia Angela Brew
Chapter 14 Developing criticality in learning and teaching through pedagogical action research Lin Norton
Chapter 15 Reshaping understandings, practices and policies to enhance the links between teaching and research Alan Jenkins and Mick Healey
Chapter 16 Engaging the international scholarly and policy community through active dialogue on the research-teaching nexus Vaneeta D’Andrea
PART 5 UNIVERSITIES FUTURES
Chapter 17 A critical reflection on leadership in higher education Robin Middlehurst
Chapter 18 Reflections on evidence and higher education policy Gareth Williams
Chapter 19 Academic quality and academic responsibility: A critical reflection on collegial governance David D. Dill
Chapter 20 Policy, what policy?: Considering the university in the twenty-first century Ronald Barnett
Editors’ conclusion Higher Education and the market: thoughts, themes, threads Joëlle Fanghanel and Peter John
Peter John is Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive at the University of West London, UK.
Joëlle Fanghanel is Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of West London, UK.