The Global University: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives by A. NelsonThe Global University: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives by A. Nelson

The Global University: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives

byA. NelsonEditorI. Wei

Hardcover | April 5, 2012

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Engages a topic of pressing concern for government, business, and education leaders around the world: the race to establish 'world-class' universities. Some herald the globalization of higher education as the key to a dynamic and productive 'knowledge society.' Others worry that modern universities have come to resemble multinational corporations.
Adam R. Nelson is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and History at the University o fWisconsin-Madison.
Title:The Global University: Past, Present, and Future PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.83 inPublished:April 5, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230392458

ISBN - 13:9780230392458


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: The Global University: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives; A.R.Nelson PART I: REGIONALISM(S) AND GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM Global Aspirations and Strategizing for World-Class Status: New Modes of Higher-education governance and the Emergence of Regulatory Regionalism in East Asia; K.H.Mok Contributing to the Southeast Asian Knowledge Economy? Australian Offshore Campuses in Malaysia and Vietnam; A.R.Welch PART II: THE CHANGING DIMENSIONS OF UNIVERSITY GOVERNANCE Collegiality and Hierarchy: Coordinating principles in higher education; I.Bleiklie The Twenty-First Century University: Dilemmas of Leadership and Organizational Futures; R.Deem PART III: ACADEMIC ROLES AND THE PURPOSES OF THE UNIVERSITY Medieval Universities and Aspirations to Universal Significance; I.P.Wei The Changing Role of the Academic: Historical and Comparative Perspectives; X.Xiaozhou & X.Shan PART IV: SHIFTING PATTERNS IN GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION Toward General Education in the Global University: The Chinese Model Doctoral Education and the Global University: Studen Mobility, Hierarchy, and Canadian Government Policy, G.A.Jones & B.Gopaul PART V: UNIVERSITIES AND EXTERNAL FUNDING What Can Modern Universities Learn from the Past? English Universities Working with Industry, 1870-1914; J.Taylor Universities and the Effects of External Funding: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Nordic Countries; P.Maassen Conclusion: Lessons from the Past, Considerations for the Future; A.R.Nelson & I.P.Wei Contributor Biographies List of Tables and Figures

Editorial Reviews

"Armed with a powerful historical perspective and rich evidences across continents, this volume strongly attacks notions a lineal globalization and its inevitable consequence of sameness in the international terrain of higher education." - Rui Yang, University of Hong Kong"Universities are among the oldest and most international of institutions. Is the 'global university' of the twenty-first century something entirely new, or the heir to a long tradition? This thought-provoking book shows that we need a historical perspective for a full understanding of current problems and for an informed response to them." - Robert Anderson, author of British Universities Past and Present