Policy Controversies in Higher Education

Policy Controversies in Higher Education

Another English - language source is Edgardo Boeninger Kausel , “ Alternative Policies for Financing Higher Education , ” in The Financing of Education in Latin America ( Washington , D.C .: Inter - American Development Bank , n.d. ) ...

Author: Samuel Kimball Gove

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015012411214

Category: Education

Page: 274

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As we enter the mid-eighties, higher education is faced with deepening crises stemming from declines in both funding and enrollment and from rapidly changing social needs. This volume of essays, contributed by distinguished scholars from various disciplines, identifies and discusses the many problems that will require attention in the coming decades if our colleges and universities are to continue to supply quality educational opportunities on a broad scale. In seeking solutions to these problems, the authors stress the need for a realistic appraisal of the policymaking system. It is emphasized that educators and policymakers will need to take into account the levels at which political and policy-making activity occur and the complex political interrelationships existing among the different levels of institutional, governmental, and public authority.
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A Half Century of Indian Higher Education

A Half Century of Indian Higher Education

M.M. Ansari, 'University Finances: Determinants and Implications,' in Higher Education in India, ed, M. Raza, op. cit:, p. 135. For a discussion of current issues relating to American federal policies, see Samuel K. Gove ...

Author: Pawan Agarwal

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9788132117162

Category: Education

Page: 628

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A Half-Century of Indian Higher Education features a select collection of writings on Indian higher education by Professor Philip G. Altbach. Professor Altbach's research papers and articles on Indian higher education—published in journals, periodicals, newspapers and books worldwide—not only established him as a noted expert on Indian higher education but also inspired numerous studies in this area. This volume, edited by Pawan Agarwal, brings together 34 seminal writings of Professor Altbach on universities and colleges, knowledge production and distribution, academic profession, globalization and open-door policies, academic publishing, campus politics and comparative studies on Indian and Chinese systems. The articles provide an invaluable access to the various issues that have profoundly shaped India's higher education system during the last five decades. They give a comprehensive reading of the development of higher education in post-Independence India in a simple yet gripping style and affirm Professor Altbach's enduring commitment to this area. The book includes in-depth reflective articles for each of its seven sections by well-known experts on higher education. It also features an insightful interview with Professor Altbach that illuminates many vital areas of higher education worldwide.
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Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Previously Ruth worked as an education researcher at the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby and at the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP) at Oxford Brookes University.

Author: Brendan Bartram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000212778

Category: Education

Page: 164

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This insightful book offers a wide-ranging collection of lively discussions on contemporary issues, policies and practices in higher education. Bartram integrates contributions from experienced academics, teachers and students in a unique approach and structure, designed to enable students with both specific and wide-ranging interests in higher education to extend their understanding. Including discussion points, research tasks and suggestions on further reading in each chapter, Understanding Contemporary Issues in Higher Education discusses a range of topics, such as: universities and the mental health ‘crisis’; knowledge, the state and the market; the role of technology in teaching and academic celebrification; disability, diversity and inclusive placement learning. Written specifically for Education Studies students, this book constitutes a timely addition to student-focused themed studies looking at aspects of higher education.
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The Governance of British Higher Education

The Governance of British Higher Education

As one senior policymaker told us, 'public spending pressures really trump most considerations in public policy most of ... the policy log jam over charging fees to students, did little to alleviate higher education's funding problems, ...

Author: Michael Shattock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350074033

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Book of the Week, Times Higher Education Forms of institutional governance critically shape the culture, creativity and academic outcomes of higher education. The book provides a new, updated and research based account of the changing face of the governance of British higher education. Historically, British universities were deemed amongst the most, if not the most, autonomous in Europe, with governance rooted in their collegial disciplinary structures. This assessment must now be decisively revised, although the belief systems deriving from it remain buried deep in university culture. Drawing on the authors' investigation of the governance of higher education in the four UK nations, including extensive on-site interviews, and discussions with government policy-makers, the book shows how global, national and system level pressures have changed the face both of the external governance of higher education institutions and how universities govern themselves. Government priorities, new funding methodologies and marketisation have all played a part in this process. Since the mid-1980s, there have been drastic changes in the external environment, reinforced by the increasing diversity within the higher education system as a whole and between the national sub-systems. In addition a new private sector of higher education has been created. New forms of institutional governance are emerging which may have profound effects on research and teaching and on academic creativity and innovation. The study discusses the effects of a state regulated system compared with the more heterarchical system which preceded it. It offers a comparison of the effects of devolved governance to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on the respective higher education systems and their impact on institutional governance. The study concludes that England is becoming increasingly an outlier, and discusses the long term implications for the coherence of a British higher education system.
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Lobbying for Higher Education

Lobbying for Higher Education

Robert Atwell , president of the American Council on Education , at its 1992 annual meeting This chapter sets the stage for the arrival of the 104th Congress by describing the major higher education policy issues in the early 1990s .

Author: Constance Ewing Cook

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826513174

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Historically, many faculty and administrators in higher education have regarded themselves as above the fray--part of the national interest, not a special interest--and considered lobbying a dirty business unworthy of their lofty enterprise. Now that academia no longer enjoys all the respect and good will that federal policy makers once afforded it, that attitude has changed. The Republican sweep of the 1994 Congressional elections served as a wake-up call for the higher education community. In response, it made a spirited effort to gain attention for its own policy preferences. Lobbying for Higher Education is about how the major higher education associations and the constituent American colleges and universities try to influence federal policy, especially congressional policy. In clear prose Cook explains how the higher education community organizes itself in Washington, how it lobbies, and how its major interest groups are perceived both by their own members and by public officials. The book focuses on the crucial development in 1995-1996 of a new lobbying paradigm, which included the greater use of campus-based resources and ad hoc coalitions. The most engrossing part of its story is higher education's creative response to the policy turmoil and disruption of the status quo that resulted from the shift in congressional party control. The author, Constance Cook, uses sources unique to this project: over 1,500 survey responses from college and university presidents (a 62% return rate) and nearly 150 interviews with institutional and association leaders. Fortuitously, the 1994 electoral upheaval provided her with an opportunity to capture, analyze, and interpret the responses of her subjects in a period of unusually sweeping change. Lobbying for Higher Education is a timely book with an interesting and important story at its core.
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International Policy Studies

International Policy Studies

Race , Sex and Policy Problems ( Lexington Books : 1979 ) , 287 p . ( 11 ) Jerome Skolnick and Elliot Currie , Crisis in American Institutions 6th ed . ... Policy Controversies in Higher Education ( Greenwood : 1986 ) , 285 p .

Author: Stuart S. Nagel

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1560728825

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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The basic elements of this book involve integrating five policy problems, and four fields of knowledge. The five policy problems are economic, technology, social, political and legal. The four developing regions are Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The four fields of knowledge are natural science, social science, humanities and law.
Categories: Political Science

International Policy Studies Curriculum

International Policy Studies Curriculum

Race , Sex and Policy Problems ( Lexington Books : 1979 ) , 287 p . ( 11 ) Jerome Skolnick and Elliot Currie , Crisis in American Institutions 6th ed . ... Policy Controversies in Higher Education ( Greenwood : 1986 ) , 285 p .

Author: Stuart S. Nagel

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594546940

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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The basic elements of this book involve integrating five policy problems, four developing regions, and four fields of knowledge. The five policy problems are economic, technology, social, political, and legal. The four developing regions are Africa, Asia, East Europe, and Latin America. The four fields of knowledge are natural science, social science, humanities, and law. A part of this book was published as International Policy Studies: A Win-Win Curriculum.
Categories: Social Science

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education

Showcases feminist poststructural perspectives and methods applied to a range of policy issues in higher education. 5. Informs more effective development of policy and change strategies advanced by groups committed to promoting more ...

Author: Elizabeth J. Allan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135197988

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for policy makers, analysts, and practitioners. The research examines a range of topics of interest to scholars and professionals including: purposes of Higher Education, administrative leadership, athletics, diversity, student activism, social class, the history of women in postsecondary institutions, and quality and science in the globalized university. Students enrolled in Higher Education and Educational Policy programs will find this book offers them tools for thinking differently about policy analysis and educational practice. Higher Education faculty, managers, deans, presidents, and policy makers will find this book contributes significantly to their own policy analysis, practice, and discourse. Elizabeth J. Allan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies program. Susan V. Iverson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel at Kent State University where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies Program. Rebecca Ropers-Huilman is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.
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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Educational Innovation Classroom Effects of Title I Schoolwide Implementation at the High School Level . ... ED 444 717 Policy Perspectives on Assessment ( Ways To Better Clarify Assessment Issues across Governance Organizations ) .

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ISBN: MINN:30000010540304

Category: Education

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Higher Education in the BRICS Countries

Higher Education in the BRICS Countries

Investigating the Pact between Higher Education and Society Simon Schwartzman, Rómulo Pinheiro, Pundy Pillay ... Policy. Issues. Tilak (2012) suggests that “having no policy on higher education has itself been the policy” of the Indian ...

Author: Simon Schwartzman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401795708

Category: Education

Page: 493

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In spite of the increasing attention attributed to the rise in prominence of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, few studies have looked at the ways in which broader social expectations with respect to the role of higher education across the BRICS have changed, or not, in recent years. Our point of departure is that, contrary to the conventional wisdom focusing on functionalistic perspectives, higher education systems are not just designed by governments to fulfill certain functions, but have a tendency for evolving in a rather unpredictable fashion as a result of the complex interplay between a number of internal and external factors. In reality, national higher education systems develop and change according to a complex process that encompasses the expectations of governmental agencies, markets, the aspirations of the population for the benefits of education, the specific institutional traditions and cultures of higher education institutions, and, increasingly so, the interests and strategies of the private firms entering and offering services in the higher education market. This basically means that it is of outmost importance to move away from conceiving of "universities" or "higher education" as single, monolithic actors or sector. One way of doing this is by investigating a selected number of distinct, but nonetheless interrelated factors or drivers, which, taken together, help determine the nature and scope of the social compact between higher education (its core actors and institutions) and society at large (government, industry, local communities, professional associations).
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