Governance Of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories, And Practices by Ian AustinGovernance Of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories, And Practices by Ian Austin

Governance Of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories, And Practices

byIan Austin, Glen A. JonesEditorIan Austin

Paperback | August 27, 2015

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Governance of Higher Educationexplores the work of traditional and contemporary higher education scholarship worldwide, providing readers with an understanding of the assumptions, historical traditions, and paradigms that have shaped the scholarship on governance. Bringing together the vast and disparate writings that form the higher education governance literature'including frameworks drawn from a range of disciplines and global scholarship'this book synthesizes the significant theoretical, conceptual, and empirical scholarship to advance the research and practice of governance. Coverage includes the structures of governance, cultures and practices, the collegial tradition, the new managed environment of the academy, and the politics and processes of governance. As universities across the globe face a myriad of challenges and multiple stakeholder demands,Governance of Higher Educationoffers scholars, practitioners, and higher education graduate students an essential resource for advancing research and the practice of governance.

Ian Austinis the Deputy Director for Continuing and Professional Education at the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, Barbados.Glen A. Jonesis Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement, and Professor of Higher Education at the University of Toronto, Canada.'
Title:Governance Of Higher Education: Global Perspectives, Theories, And PracticesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 10 × 7.05 × 0.5 inPublished:August 27, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415739756

ISBN - 13:9780415739757


Table of Contents

  1. Conceptualizing Governance in Higher Education
  2. Theories of Governance: Institutions, Agency and External Influences
  3. Theories of Governance: Structure, Culture and Internal Dynamics
  4. State-University Governance: Concepts, Perspectives and Shifting Tides
  5. State-University Governance in Selected Countries
  6. Academic Self-governance: Concepts, theories and practices
  7. Governance as Politics and Processes
  8. Governing the Managed Enterprise
  9. New Issues and Challenges in Governance
  10. Concluding Observations and Reflections

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a masterful compilation of global theories and realities of academic governance. It provides a coherent discussion of the ideas behind university governance as well as the realities of the 21st century." ¿ --Philip G. Altbach, Founding Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA "Higher education is ever more important and in its governance (variously directed, managed, collegial and democratic) there is much at stake. Governance of Higher Education has done a marvelous job in opening a complex field to common scrutiny and understanding. It will be used throughout the world. Highly recommended." ¿ --Simon Marginson, Joint Editor-in-Chief of Higher Education and Professor of International Higher Education, University College London, UK "Based in theory and comparative in scope, Governance of Higher Education is a comprehensive and cutting-edge account of the topic. A¿resource for anyone interested in the ways in which higher education systems are organized and managed." --Brendan Cantwell, Assistant Professor of Educational Administration, Michigan State University, USA