Valuing Higher Education: An Appreciation Of The Work Of Gareth Williams by Ronald BarnettValuing Higher Education: An Appreciation Of The Work Of Gareth Williams by Ronald Barnett

Valuing Higher Education: An Appreciation Of The Work Of Gareth Williams

byRonald BarnettEditorPaul Temple, Peter Scott

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InValuing Higher Education, leading international analysts examine Gareth Williams's contribution to shaping our thinking about the economics of higher education in essays that are a testimony to Williams's conception that the field cannot be properly understood unless viewed alongside social policy, changes in knowledge production, the life chances of students, and their actual learning experience.

Questions identified and discussed include the rise and limitations of markets, the balance between higher education as a public and a private good, the financing of higher education, and audit arrangements. Behind all of the analyses stands the larger question: What is the value of higher education?

The distinguished contributors critique contemporary developments in essays that will also inform further research and policymaking, not least in Williams's own concluding response, which offers glimpses of future possibilities.

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Ronald Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education.Paul Temple is Emeritus Reader in Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.Peter Scott is Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.
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Title:Valuing Higher Education: An Appreciation Of The Work Of Gareth WilliamsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 31, 2016Publisher:Stylus Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Tessa Blackstone
Introduction, by Ronald Barnett, Peter Scott, and Paul Temple
Gareth Williams: An appreciation, by Maureen Woodhall
Part 1: The Rise and Rise of Markets in Higher Education
1. An economic view of higher education theory, by Alberto Amaral and Pedro Teixeira
2. The idea of the market in financing English higher education, by Paul Temple
3. Financing British higher education: The triumph of process over policy, by Michael Shattock
4. Performance indicators and rankings in higher education, by Jill Johnes
Part 2: A Changing Academic Life
5. Managerialism, garbage cans, and collegial governance: Reflections on an economic perspective of university behavior, by David Dill
6. Massification, austerity, and the academic profession, by D. Bruce Johnstone
7. Financing creativity in the global research economy: Performance management or knowledge construction?, by Louise Morley
8. Branding and the commodification of academic labor, by James Pringle and Rajani Naidoo
Part 3: The Uses of Higher Education
9. Too many or too few? The perennial debates on higher education and the world of work, by Ulrich Teichler
10. Higher education and the knowledge economy, by Peter Scott
11. Response, by Gareth Williams
The Works of Gareth Williams
Index