Sociology of Higher Education

Contributions and Their Contexts


Author: Patricia J. Gumport

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801892158

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 5683

Featuring extensive reviews of the literature, this volume will be invaluable for scholars and students of sociology and higher education.

Digital Technology and the Contemporary University

Degrees of digitization


Author: Neil Selwyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317667093

Category: Education

Page: 156

View: 5998

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 higher education – not least the continued rise of the managerialist ‘bureaucratic’ university. It highlights the ways that these new trends can be challenged, and possibly changed altogether. Addressing a persistent gap in higher education and educational technology research, where digital technology is rarely subject to an appropriately critical approach, Degrees of Digitization offers an alternative reading of the social, political, economic and cultural issues surrounding universities and technology. The book highlights emerging themes that are beginning to be recognised and discussed in academia, but as yet have not been explored thoroughly. Over the course of eight wide-ranging chapters the book addresses issues such as: The role of digital technology in university reform; Digital technologies and the organisation of universities; Digital technology and the working lives of university staff; Digital technology and the ‘student experience’; Reimagining the place of digital technology within the contemporary university. This book will be of great interest to all students, academic researchers and writers working in the areas of education studies and/or educational technology, as well as being essential reading for anyone working in the areas of higher education research and digital media research.

National Higher Education Reforms in a European Context

Comparative Reflections on Poland and Norway


Author: Kwiek Marek,Maassen Peter

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631638086

Category: Education

Page: 242

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This book addresses the following research questions: What are the main transformations in European higher education? How do these transformations affect the national higher education systems of Norway and Poland? How do European-level higher education policy processes affect national higher education policies in Norway and Poland, especially in the areas of funding and governance? Europe and the two countries are the units of analysis, with different authors choosing different research foci and different disciplinary approaches.

Organizational Theory in Higher Education


Author: Kathleen Manning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136865691

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 472

Organizational Theory in Higher Education offers a fresh take on the models and lenses through which higher education can be viewed by presenting a full range of organizational theories, from traditional to current. By alternating theory and practice chapters, noted scholar Kathleen Manning vividly illustrates the operations of higher education and its administration. Manning’s rich and interdisciplinary treatment enables leaders to gain a full understanding of the perspectives that operate on a college campus and ways to adopt effective practice in the context of ?new and continuing tensions, contexts, and challenges. Special features include:? A unique presentation of each organizational model that includes both a theory chapter for contextual background and a case chapter illustrating the perspective in practice Coverage of eight organizational approaches, both traditional as well as those often excluded from the literature—organized anarchy, collegium, political, cultural, bureaucratic, new science, feminist, and spiritual. Consistent organizational elements across each theoretical chapter—including theoretical foundation, structure, metaphor, characteristics, and strengths and weaknesses—so that readers can better assess appropriate fit of theory to particular situations Questions for Discussion and Recommended Readings assist the reader to make connections to their practice and to develop an in-depth understanding of the organizational theories Organizational Theory in Higher Education provides a clear understanding of how organizational models can be used to elicit the most effective practice and to navigate the complexity of higher education today. This important book is ideal for courses in higher education administration and organizational theory and for administrators and practitioners seeking to gain insight into innovative ways to approach organizations.

Changing Spaces of Education

New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning


Author: Rachel Brooks,Alison Fuller,Johanna Lesley Waters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415672228


Page: 266

View: 3435

In today's modern climate, education and learning take place in multiple and diverse spaces. Increasingly, these spaces are both physical and virtual in nature. Access to and use of information and communication technologies, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an understanding of the plurality of spaces (such as homes, workplaces, international space and cyberspace) in which learning can take place. The spaces of policy making with respect to education are also being transformed, away from traditional centres of policy formation towards the incorporation of a wider range of actors and sites. These changes coincide with a more general interest in space and spatial theory across the social sciences, where notions of simultaneity and diversity replace more modernist conceptions of linear progress and development through time. This volume proffers a unique perspective on the transformation of education in the 21st century, by bringing together leading researchers in education, sociology and geography to address directly questions of space in relation to education and learning. This collection of essays: examines the changing and diverse spaces and concepts of education (occurring simultaneously at different scales and in different parts of the world) explores where education and learning take place discusses how spaces of education vary at different stages (compulsory schooling, tertiary and higher education, adult education and workplace learning) inspects the ways in which the meanings attached to education and learning change in different national and regional contexts. Changing Spaces of Education is an important and timely contribution to a growing area of concern within the social sciences and amongst practitioners and policy-makers, reflecting an urgent need to understand the ways in which both education and learning are being reconfigured, not just nationally, but also internationally and transnationally. It is essential reading for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in geography, sociology, education and policy studies, with an aim, too, of informing policy and practice in this area.

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century, fourth edition

Social, Political, and Economic Challenges


Author: Michael N. Bastedo

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419912

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 665

First published in 1999, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century offered a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. This thoroughly revised edition brings the classic volume up to date. The contributors have rewritten every chapter to address major changes in higher education, including the rise of organized social movements, the problem of income inequality and stratification, and the growth of for-profit and distance education. Three new chapters cover information technology, community colleges, and teaching and learning. This edition seeks to capture several crucial dynamics in the nexus of higher education and society. Placing higher education within its social and political contexts, the contributors discuss finance, federal and state governance, faculty, students, curriculum, and academic leadership. They also grapple with growing concerns about the future of the academy and reflect more deeply on the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity within higher education. No other book covers such wide-ranging issues under the broader theme of higher education’s relationship to society. Highly acclaimed and incorporating cutting-edge research, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century is now more useful and engaging than ever. Contributors: Michael N. Bastedo, Philip G. Altbach, Patricia J. Gumport, Benjamin Baez, Peter Riley Bahr, Joy Blanchard, Corbin M. Campbell, Melanie E. Corrigan, Peter D. Eckel, Roger L. Geiger, Lawrence E. Gladieux, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Jillian Leigh Gross, D. Bruce Johnstone, Adrianna Kezar, Jacqueline E. King, Aims C. McGuinness, Jr., Michael Mumper, Anna Neumann, Robert M. O’Neil, Laura W. Perna, Gary Rhoades, Roman Ruiz, Lauren Schudde, Sheila Slaughter, Daryl G. Smith

College Drinking

Reframing a Social Problem / Changing the Culture


Author: George W. Dowdall

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228151

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 9736

Drinking is recognized as one of the most important problems confronting students on campus today, with major impacts on health and safety. This book answers crucial questions about why students drink, examines its complex links to campus crime and sexual assault, and offers new insights on how to address the issue. It differs from other studies of college drinking by dispelling the myth that the problem is universal. Dowdall’s research reveals that the incidence of alcohol abuse varies enormously between colleges, and in doing so identifies interventions and policies that have been effective, and those that have failed. His study is also unique in looking “upstream” at the broader cultural, organizational and social forces that shape this behavior, where most studies focus only on “downstream” behaviors, well after students have selected their college and have started drinking. Students and parents can take action to lower the risk of binge drinking by following the book’s recommendations, and consulting the data it provides about alcohol violations and crime at thousands of colleges. For administrators and student affairs personnel, it both defines and illuminates the issue, and outlines effective interventions.

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

Social, Political, and Economic Challenges


Author: Philip G. Altbach,Patricia J. Gumport,Robert O. Berdahl

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421400200

Category: Education

Page: 520

View: 9024

Schmidtlein, Sheila Slaughter, Daryl G. Smith, John Willinsky

On Higher Education

Selected Writings, 1956–2006


Author: Burton R. Clark

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801890215

Category: Education

Page: 600

View: 1242

At once a monumental achievement and testament to an extraordinary career, On Higher Education is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners of higher education.

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

Social, Political, and Economic Challenges


Author: Michael N. Bastedo,Philip G. Altbach,Patricia J. Gumport

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419904

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 1351

Third edition lists Philip G. Altbach as the first editor.

The Worldwide Transformation of Higher Education


Author: David Baker,Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Jai

ISBN: 9780762314874

Category: Education

Page: 347

View: 1791

Changes in access to higher education: from worldwide constraints to common patterns of reform? / Gaële Goastellec -- World university rankings / David Turner -- Corruption in higher education / John C. Weidman and Adiya Enkhjargal -- Women's studies as a global innovation / Christine Min Wotipka and Francisco O. Ramirez -- The research university in context: the examples of Brazil and Germany / Karin Amos, Lúcia Bruno and Marcelo Parreira do Amaral -- Historical legacies of Soviet higher education and the transformation of higher education systems in post-Soviet Russia and Eurasia / Mark S. Johnson -- The World Bank and higher education in the developing world: the cases of Uganda and Thailand / Christopher S. Collins and Robert A. Rhoads -- Rapid expansion of higher education in South Korea: political economy of education fever / Sunwoong Kim -- China's move to mass higher education: an analysis of policy making from a rational framework / Jun Li and Jing Lin -- The impact of neo-liberalism on Taiwanese higher education / Chuing Prudence Chou -- America in the world: higher education and the global marketplace / Philip G. Altbach and Patti McGill Peterson.

Designing State Higher Education Systems for a New Century


Author: Richard C. Richardson

Publisher: American Council on Education


Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 4174

The authors explain how various state governance structures influence the way priorities for higher education are established. Based on a study conducted by the California Higher Education Policy Center, now The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, this study examines whether existing state higher education structures are adequate given the economic, social, and technological challenges of the 1990s and the first decades of the 21st century. The study also explored whether these structures are prepared to handle the changing student population as well as what appears to be an unprecedented period of increased demand for higher education in some states. The book contains comparative case studies of higher education systems in seven large and diverse states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas.



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Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

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Education and Sociology

An Encyclopedia


Author: David Levinson,Peter Cookson,Alan Sadovnik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113557085X

Category: Education

Page: 754

View: 3715

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Educational Attainment and Society


Author: Nigel Kettley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441108270

Category: Education

Page: 246

View: 3240

Sophisticated monograph focussing on attainment at the end of secondary/high school education (and the interface with tertiary education). Combines re-analysis of secondary literature (including official statistics, institutional histories, interview data) and analysis of qualitative and quantitative primary research using descriptive and inferential statistics, value-added analysis and grounded theory. The results show the siginificance and weakness of both the mid-twentieth century classic analyses of social clas and the late-twentieth century feminist approaches. Shows how a joint consideration of social issues, in particular of gender and social stratification, produce a powerful model for explaining attainment with important implications for policy on (a) boys' underachievement and (b) participation in higher education.

Bilingual Higher Education in the Legal Context

Group Rights, State Policies and Globalisation


Author: Xabier Arzoz

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004209255

Category: Law

Page: 362

View: 8042

The aim of this book is to document the experiences of institutions and states that are implementing bilingual higher education policies in the legal context, to identify the different approaches and to suggest some of the likely areas for future theoretical development. It examines the role of higher education language policies (medium-of-instruction policies in higher education) in mediating the tension between on the one hand the centralizing forces of stated-mandated policies and globalisation and demands for language rights by ethnic and linguistic minorities on the other.