Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education

Global University Rankings and the Mediatization of Higher Education

by Michelle Stack

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137475947
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/17/2016
Series: Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 149
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michelle Stack is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research centers on the role of media and market logics in the transformation of education; media education; and media-academic communication aimed at expanding public debate about what a good education is. Prior to becoming an academic Michelle was a communications director and policy consultant.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Spectacle of Global Rankings

2. Seeing is Believing: University Websites

3. Who is Watching the Watchdogs? The Business of Rankings

4. Visualizing Excellence: The Times Higher Education Ranking

5. Mediatization and University Websites

6. Boundary Workers: University Public Affairs Staff

Conclusion

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