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The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education

ISBN 9781138576995
Published October 12, 2017 by Routledge
544 Pages

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Book Description

This volume is a detailed and up-to-date reference work providing an authoritative overview of the main issues in higher education around the world today. Consisting of newly commissioned chapters and impressive journal articles, it surveys the state of the discipline and includes the examination and discussion of emerging, controversial and cutting edge areas.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Section I: Introduction

1. Editorial Introduction, Malcolm Tight

Section II: Teaching and Learning

Section Introduction

2. Approaches to Learning, Jennifer M. Case and Delia Marshall

3. Student Learning Research: A Broader View, Tamsin Haggis

4. Conceptualising Teaching and Learning Interactions in Researching Higher Education, Paul Ashwin

5. International Students from Asia, David Kember

6. Study Success of Students from Ethnic Minority Backgrounds: an Overview of Explanations for Differences in Study Careers, Sabine Severiens and Rick Wolff

Section III: Course Design

Section Introduction

7. Curriculum, Kelly Coate

8. Problem-based Learning, Anna Kwan

9. "An Alignment of the Planets": Mapping the Intersections Between Pedagogy, Technology and Management in Australian Universities, Ilana Snyder, Simon Marginson and Tania Lewis

10. Diverse Student Groups: Teaching with a Goal of Inclusivity, Marybeth Gasman and Julie Vultaggio

Section IV: The Student Experience

Section Introduction

11. Tertiary Education in the Noughties: the Student Perspective, Naomi White

12. Tuition Fee Policies in a Comparative Perspective: Theoretical and Political Rationales, Pamela Marcucci and Bruce Johnstone

13. From Senior Student to Novice Worker: Learning Trajectories in Political Science, Psychology and Mechanical Engineering, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Håkan Hult, Lars Owe Dahlgren, Helene Hård af Segerstad and Kristina Johansson

14. Postgraduate Research Students’ Experience: It’s All About Balancing Living, Coralie McCormack

Section V: Quality

Section Introduction

15. What Can Students’ Perceptions of Academic Quality tell us? Research Using the Course Experience Questionnaire, John T. E. Richardson

16. Grading Student Achievement in Higher Education: Measuring or Judging? Mantz Yorke

17. National Monitoring of Higher Education: Motives, Methods and Means, John Taylor

18. Still Balancing Improvement and Accountability? Developments in External Quality Assurance in the Nordic countries 1996-2006, Trine Danø and Bjørn Stensaker 

19. A Global Survey of University Ranking and League Tables, Alex Usher and Massimo Savino

Section VI: System Policy

Section Introduction

20. Reflections on the Reform of Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe, Peter Scott

21. Globalisation and Higher Education Restructuring in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China, Ka-Ho Mok

22. Performance-based Funding as an Instrument of Competition in German Higher Education, Dominic Orr, Michael Jaeger and Astrid Schwarzenberger

23. Shifting Roles and Approaches: Government Coordination of Post-Secondary Education in Canada, 1995-2006, Theresa Shanahan and Glen Jones

24. Bachelor Graduates on the Labour Market: a Cross-National Comparison of the Employers’ Viewpoint, Bettina Alesi

Section VII: Institutional Management

Section Introduction

25. Institutional Structures: where Legitimacy and Efficiency Meet, Colin Pilbeam

26. The Shaping of the Departmental Culture: Measuring the Relative Influences of the Institution and Discipline, Jenny J. Lee

27. Economies of Scale and Mergers in Higher Education, Colin Green and Geraint Johnes

28. University-based Economic Growth, Iryna Lendel, Phil Allen and Maryann Feldman

29. Building Democracy’s University: University-Community Partnerships and the Emergent Civic Engagement Movement, Matthew Hartley and David Soo

Section VIII: Academic Work

Section Introduction

30. Interpreting Changing Academic Roles and Identities in Higher Education, Kerri-Lee Krause

31. Academic Development, Ranald Macdonald

32. The Changing Nature of Academic Work, Jan Currie and Lesley Vidovich

33. Understanding Academic Freedom: the Views of Social Scientists, Gerlese S. Åkerlind and Carole Kayrooz

Section IX: Knowledge

Section Introduction

34. Academic Research in Contemporary Society, Angela Brew

35. Disciplinarity, Ruth Neumann

36. Out with Humboldt and in with the Knowledge Society: On the Consequences of the Redefinition of the Role of Higher Education and Research, Merle Jacob

37. The University, Neoliberal Reform and the Liberal Educational Ideal, Tony Harland


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Malcolm Tight, Ka Ho Mok, Jeroen Huisman, Christopher Morphew


" . . .Four of the sections—teaching and learning, course design, the student experience, and quality—are exceptionally exhaustive and valuable compendia of what is currently known about approaches to learning; how to organize, deliver, and assesss curriculum; how to deal with increasing diversity of learners with diverse needs, and how to measure quality in higher education."—Review of Higher Education