Originally published in 1975 The Highest Education is the first thorough study of the growth of students at British universities from the 1940s to 1975, particularly in the field of postgraduate study. The book reviews the history of graduate education in Britain and evaluates the purpose of postgraduate study. It looks at research students in the context of university, and the world at large, and discusses the different needs of full-time and part-time students. The book addresses the conflicts between student aims and that of the university staff, and discusses how far universities make adequate provision for their graduate students and how their studies are supervised. The additionally book looks at students’ finances and examines the policies and costs which are involved in higher education institutions.
2. The History of Graduate Study in Britain
3. Today’s Students
4. The Purpose of Postgraduate Study
5. Research Students at Work: Supervision and Instruction
6. Research Students at Work: Facilities for Study and Research
7. Research Students in the Academic Community and the World Outside
8. Advanced Courses
9. Part-Time Students
10. Students’ Finances
11. Policy Issues
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.