Globalization and Reform in Higher Education by Heather EgginsGlobalization and Reform in Higher Education by Heather Eggins

Globalization and Reform in Higher Education

byHeather Eggins

Paperback | December 16, 2003

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As the ability of each higher education system to produce the highly-skilled citizens required in the twenty first century becomes crucial, governments are recognizing and responding to global, as well as local, economic and cultural changes. Moreover, as the effects of globalization spread, their impact upon individual governments and their higher education institutions are becoming steadily more apparent.

This book charts the key issues that are involved in reforming higher education to meet new global challenges. It draws on a team of distinguished international researchers from North America, Africa, Australia and Europe who consider particular topics: the reform of governance and finance, the funding of higher education, managerialism, accreditation and quality assurance, the use of performance indicators, faculty roles and rewards, and the cultural, social and ethical dimensions of change.

The concluding section consists of two case studies: the first is a detailed discussion of the Australian government’s introduction of higher education reform; the second assesses the transformation of higher education in South Africa in the face of contemporary global and local change.

Globalization and Reform in Higher Education enables readers to develop a firm grasp of the current state of play in higher education institutions worldwide, issues to be dealt with, and difficulties that have to be transcended. The book is essential reading for academics, senior managers, parliamentarians and civil servants involved in higher education policy-making.

Rosemary Deem, Heather Eggins, Elaine El-Khawas, D. Bruce Johnstone, Mary-Louise Kearney, Adrianna Kezar, Elisabeth Lillie, Simon Marginson, Ann I. Morey, Preeti Shroff-Mehta, Barbara Sporn, George Subotzky and William Taylor.

Title:Globalization and Reform in Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 6.02 × 0.59 inPublished:December 16, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335213960

ISBN - 13:9780335213962

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
Globalization and reform: necessary conjunctions in higher education

Part 1: The issues
Steering change in tertiary education
Higher education finance and accessibility: an international comparative examination of tuition and financial assistance policies
New managerialism in UK universities: manager-academic accounts of change
Using the performance dimension: converging paths for external accountability
Convergence and divergence: differing approaches to quality and accreditation in Europe
Trends relating to higher education reform in Europe: an overview

Part 2: Case studies
Higher education reform in Australia - an evaluation
Symbolism and substance: towards an understanding of change and continuity in South African higher education