This exciting series publishes cutting edge research and discourse addressing contemporary themes in higher education of wide international relevance. The series examines all aspects of the international higher education research agenda, from strategic policy formulation and impact to pragmatic advice on best practice in the field.
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By Anna Mountford-Zimdars, Neil Harrison
November 16, 2016
How do we understand and explain who has access to higher education? How do we make sense of persisting and new forms of inequality? How can global, national and institutional policymakers and practitioners make higher education more inclusive? Access to Higher Education: Theoretical perspectives ...
By Kristin Aune, Jacqueline Stevenson
December 07, 2016
Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America illuminates the experiences of staff and students in higher education as they negotiate the university environment. Religious extremism has been rising across Europe, whilst recent attacks have thrown public debate around the place of ...
By Penny Jane Burke, Gill Crozier, Lauren Misiaszek
November 15, 2016
Higher education is in a current state of flux and uncertainty, with profound changes being shaped largely by the imperatives of global neoliberalism. Changing Pedagogical Spaces in Higher Education forms a unique addition to the literature and includes significant practical pointers in developing ...
By Brenda Leibowitz, Vivienne Bozalek, Peter Kahn
October 26, 2016
Theorising Learning to Teach in Higher Education provides both lecturers embarking on a career in higher education and established members of staff with the capacity to improve their teaching. The process of learning to teach, and the associated field of professional academic development for ...
By Rachel Brooks
October 25, 2016
Despite allegations of political disengagement and apathy on the part of the young, the last ten years have witnessed a considerable degree of political activity by young people – much of it led by students or directed at changes to the higher education system. Such activity has been evident across...
By Bruce Macfarlane
September 01, 2016
The freedom of students to learn at university is being eroded by a performative culture that fails to respect their rights to engage and develop as autonomous adults. Instead, students are being restricted in how they learn, when they learn and what they learn by the so-called student engagement ...
By Jennifer M. Case, Jeroen Huisman
November 04, 2015
Research on higher education has yielded many insights that have improved our theoretical and practical understanding but there are still many themes that continue to appear on research agendas, provoking renewed focus on these complex questions and problems. Researching Higher Education explores ...
By Ciaran Burke
September 03, 2015
In a time of too many graduates for too few jobs, and in a context where applicants have similar levels of educational capital, what other factors influence graduate career trajectories? Based on the life history interviews of graduates and framed through a Bourdieusian sociological lens, Culture, ...
By Clare Milsom, Martyn Stewart, Mantz Yorke, Elena Zaitseva
December 04, 2014
Programmes in higher education tend to focus attention on the student’s first year (because of concerns about student transition and retention) and on their final year (because of student exiting for their future careers). The middle year(s) of programmes receive relatively little attention which ...
By Rowena Murray
August 20, 2014
Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who know how to write well and who have quality publications, report that they cannot find ...
By Neil Selwyn
May 13, 2014
Digital Technology and the Contemporary University examines the often messy realities of higher education in the ‘digital age’. Drawing on a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, the book explores the intimate links between digital technology and wider shifts within contemporary ...
By Jennifer M. Case
October 10, 2013
Many contemporary concerns in higher education focus on the student experience of learning.With a larger and much more diverse intake than ever before, linked with a declining unit of resource, questions are being asked afresh around the purposes of higher education. Although much of the debate is ...