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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited by Malcolm Tight


336 pages

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Paperback: 9780415327657
pub: 2003-12-04
Hardback: 9780415327640
pub: 2003-12-04
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The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Higher Education provides a balanced selection of the last few years' writing on the topic, offering anyone with an interest in higher education an essential reference work.

The editor uses his experience to present a range of articles illustrating the variety of methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks that have been applied to the study of higher education. Journal articles from Europe, Australia and Asia cover the following key themes:

  • teaching and learning
  • course design
  • student experience
  • quality
  • system policy
  • institutional management
  • academic writing
  • knowledge.

This ground-breaking Reader reflects the range of perspectives that contribute to higher education research. It aims to support the growth of higher education as an emerging field of study.


'A really useful and comprehensive volume on key issues surrounding higher education and which reflects many recent changes in the field such as the effect of pressures of assessment in undergraduate courses, the validity of student evaluation of teaching and performance-based funding.' - The Scientific and Medical Network Review

Table of Contents

1. Higher Education as a Field of Research 2. 'Classification' and 'Judgement': Social Class and the 'Cognitive Structures' of Choice in Higher Education 3. Misconception about the Learning Approaches, Motivations and Study Practices of Asian Students 4. Student, Critic and Literary Text: A Discussion of 'Critical Thinking' in a Student Essay 5. The Pressures of Assessment in Undergraduate Courses and their Effect on Student Behaviours 6. Assessment for Learning: The Differing Perceptions of Tutors and Students 7. The Validity of Student Evaluation of Teaching in Higher Education: Love Me, Love My Lectures? 8. Graduate Employment and Work in Selected European Countries 9. The PhD and the Autonomous Self: Gender, Rationaliety and Postgraduate Pedagogy 10. Conceptualising Curriculum Change 11. Coming to Know in Higher Education: Theorising Faculty Entry to New Work Contexts 12. Agency, Context and Change in Academic Development 13. Moving With the Times: An Oral History of a Geography Department 14. Conceptions of Research: A Phenomenographic Study 15. Flights of Imagination: Academic Women Be(com)ing Writers 16. Keeping Up Performances: An International Survey of Performance-Based Funding in Higher Education 17. The Regulation of Transnational Higher Education in Southeast Asia: Case Studies of Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia 18. Globalisation, New Managerialism, Academic Capitalism and Entrepreneurialism in Universities: Is the Local Dimension Still Important? 19. Innovation and Isomorphism: A Case Study of University Identity Struggle 1969-1999

About the Series

RoutledgeFalmer Readers in Education

This authoritative series of Readers provides a rich resource of some of the most influential chapters and articles from leading books and journals within education. Each Reader offers undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to review and reflect upon the key issues they face in their studies. Introduced and edited by some of the leading figures in their fields, these Readers are a lively and informative route map to further reading and understanding, making them an ideal course companion.

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