University in the Global Age

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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: 9781403934673
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/4/2004
  • Series: Universities into the 21st Century
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger King is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Notes on the Contributors
• Series Editors' Preface
• Preface
• List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1: 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 * Chapter 2: 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
Chapter 3: 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 * Chapter 4: 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
Chapter 5: 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
Chapter 6: Differentiation And Diversity In University Systems--R.King
• Introduction
• Where has diversity as a 'good thing' come from?
• Binary, segmented and unified systmes
• Human capital and social reproduction
• Self-help and institutional diversity
• The system of competitive realism
• Conclusion: innovation and dynamic competition * Chapter 7: 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
Chapter 8: 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
• Bibliography
• Index

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