Meanings of Mass Higher Education

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This book is the first systematic attempt to analyse the growth of mass higher education in a specifically British context, while seeking to develop more theoretical perspectives on this transformation of elite university systems into open post-secondary education systems. It is divided into three main sections. The first examines the evolution of British higher education and the development of universities and other institutions. The second explores the political, social and economic context within which mass ...
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Overview

This book is the first systematic attempt to analyse the growth of mass higher education in a specifically British context, while seeking to develop more theoretical perspectives on this transformation of elite university systems into open post-secondary education systems. It is divided into three main sections. The first examines the evolution of British higher education and the development of universities and other institutions. The second explores the political, social and economic context within which mass systems are developing. What are the links between post-industrial society, a post-Fordist economy and the mass university? The third section discusses the links between massification and wider currents in intellectual and scientific culture.
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Examines the transformation of the elite British university system into an open post-secondary education opportunity for people besides the privileged, and generalizes to develop theoretical perspectives. Traces the development of higher education and specific institutions; the political, social, and economic context in which they are evolving; the relationship of the mass university to a post-industrial society and post-Fordist economy; and links between massification and wider currents in intellectual and scientific culture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335194421
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Structure and Institutions 11
Systems and structures 13
Institutions 43
3 State and Society 71
The post-welfare state 72
Control and funding 82
Post-industrialism to post-Fordism 90
Inputs and outputs 107
Theorizing modernity 113
4 Science and Culture 118
Five moments of affinity 119
Intellectual culture 124
Science and technology 140
Teaching and research 154
5 Understanding Mass Higher Education 168
The higher education system 169
The political system 171
Socio-economic change 172
Academic affinities 174
Reflexivity and open intellectual systems 176
Notes 180
Index 190
The Society for Research into Higher Education 197
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