The University in the Global Age [NOOK Book]

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This book explores different national models of university systems, including their historical development. It examines major themes confronting higher education, such as globalization, the growth of regulatory states, markets and education as a tradable service, and new providers utilizing the latest information and communication technologies. It also looks at implications for traditional universities and national governments.
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Overview

This book explores different national models of university systems, including their historical development. It examines major themes confronting higher education, such as globalization, the growth of regulatory states, markets and education as a tradable service, and new providers utilizing the latest information and communication technologies. It also looks at implications for traditional universities and national governments.
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'I think this book is unique in the approach and the perspectives chosen.' - Robin Mason, The Open University

'I think the material covered in this book will be timely and important reading.' - Mark Atlay, University of Luton

'This book by Roger King and his colleagues is a valuable and comprehensive introduction to key issues around globalisation in Higher Education. Roger King has a profound influence on UK higher education, to which he brought and international perspective. In particular, his work in steering and helping to establish the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE) to be a professional body for all who teach and support learning in higher education has been significant. I
I am pleased to recommend [it] on behalf of the ILTHE as an important text for all who are interested in broadening the horizons of strategic and policy development at tertiary level.' - Sally Brown, Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230367968
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/19/2003
  • Series: Universities into the 21st Century
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 317 KB

Meet the Author

ROGER KING was Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln until 2000, and has served on many university-sector committees, including for the British Council. Recently he has been a Visiting Professor at both Queensland University of Technology and the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Australia. Currently he is Visiting Fellow at the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Series Editors' Preface
Preface
List of Abbreviations
THE CONTEMPORARY UNIVERSITY; R.King
Introduction
The Origins of the Modern University
The Continental Model
The Market Model
Managed Markets and Central Regulation: the UK
The Accountable University: The UK Experience
Non-western Countries
Conclusion
THE UNIVERSITY IN EUROPE AND THE US; K.Edwards
Introduction: The Development of the Idea of the University in Europe and the US
Continental Europe, Bologna, and the Modern University
Comparisons between Europe and the US
Conclusion
GLOBALIZATION AND THE UNIVERSITY; R.King
Introduction
What is Globalization?
The University and Globalization
Research and Knowledge Production
Teaching and Learning
What Might Globalized University Teaching and Learning Look Like?
Global Developments
Conclusion: Globalization, the University and Democracy
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE REGULATORY STATE;R.King
Introduction
Markets and the State
The Regulatory State
Global Regulation
Universities
Regulatory Principles and Mechanisms
Intellectual Property
Universities and the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
GATS Implications
Negotiating Positions
Conclusion
GLOBALIZATION, INNOVATION AND SOCIALLY ROBUST KNOWLEDGE; M.Gibbons
Introduction
The New Context
Globalization, Innovation and Competition
Tensions Generated by Mode 2 Research in Universities
Contextualization, Trading Zones and Transactions Spaces
Policy Implications
Conclusions
DIFFERENTIATION AND DIVERSITY IN UNIVERSITY SYSTEMS; R.King
Introduction
Where has Diversity as a 'good thing' come from?
Binary, Segmented and Unified Systems
Human Capital and Social Reproduction
Self-help and Institutional Diversity
The System of Competitive Realism
Conclusion: Innovation and Dynamic Competition
BORDERLESS HIGHER EDUCATION; S.Bjarnason
Introduction
Borderless(ness)
The Global Higher Education 'Market'
Future Scenarios
New Providers
Competitors and Collaborators
Global Collaborators
Conclusions: Future Directions for Borderless Higher Education
TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE GLOBAL ERA; Y.Ryan
Introduction
Student Mobility and its Effects on Teaching
New Technologies and Globalization
Globalization and the Pursuit of the Vocational
The Changing Academic Role
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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