Changing Relationships Between Higher Education and the State
320 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Oct 1998
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Changing Relationships Between Higher Education and the State

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Examining the patterns of change in relationships between higher education systems and the state throughout Europe, the contributors explore the main theoretical and policy options available to policymakers, and the issues they raise for governments, institutions and academics. The book covers the following themes:·the funding of higher education ·the impacts of quality assurance and evaluation ·higher education and graduate employment ·managing diversity in higher education systems ·the impact of change on the internal structures of higher education institutions.Changing Relationships Between Higher Education and the State provides both descriptive models of the relationships and authoritative and incisive analysis of the politics, economics and organisation of advanced learning in Europe today.
'The comprises chapters from 22 contributers ranging from theoretical pieces defining concepts to detailed studies based on empirical research. The underlying currants of change which are held to influence the diverse relationships between HE and the state; the blurring of the boundaries between the state and the market, (between public and private sectors); massification and the ensuing diversification of HE and changing assumptions about the production of knowledge and the role played in this by institutions. Overall the book provides a varied and useful investigation into the relationship of Higher Education and the State. The papers are accessible to those without prior knowledge of the debates and relevant to a wide range of readers.'-The ACU Bulletin
Mary Henkel is Reader in the Department of Government at Brunel University. Brenda Little is Projects and Development Officer with the Open University's Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (QSC).
Preface. 1. Introduction, Mary Henkel, Brunel University and Brenda Little, Open University. 2. Managing a Diverse System of Higher Education, Jussi Valimaa, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. 3. State/University Relations and How to Change Them: The Case of France and Germany, Christine Musselin, Centre de Sociologie des Organisations, Paris. 4. Higher Education and Changing Job Requirements: A Comparative View, Ulrich Teichler, University of Kassel, Germany. 5. Different Graduates, Different Labour Markets: Is There a Mismatch in Supply-Demand?, Helen Connor, University of Sussex. 6. Overeducation: Problem or Not?, Peter J Dolton and Anna Vignoles, University of Newcastle. 7. Higher Education Curricula in the UK The Push Me-Pull You Effects, Sandra Jones, Brunel University and Brenda Little, Open University. 8. State Finance of Higher Education: An Overview of Theoretical and Empirical Issues, Gareth Williams, University of London. 9. Funding and University Autonomy, John Barnes, London School of Economics and Political Science. 10. The Paradoxes of Research Assessment and Funding, Ian McNay, University of Greenwich. 11. Stategic Management in Research Funding, Maivor Sjolund, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. 12. Evaluation of Higher Education in Europe, John Brennan, Open University. 13. Academic Responses to Quality Reforms in Higher Education - England and Sweden Compared, Marianne Bauer, Gothenburg University, Sweden and Mary Henkel. 14. Academic and Administrative Interface, Maurice Kogan, Brunel University. 15. Vice-Chancellors and Executive Leadership in UK Universities: New Roles and Relationships? Peter Scott, Jean Bocock, David Smith and Catherine Bargh, University of Leeds. 16. An Institutional Perspective on Managing Change, Rob Cuthbert, University of the West of England. 17. Decoding Dearing on Diversity, David Watson, University of Brighton. 18. Concluding Remarks, Mary Henkel and Brenda Little. References. Index.
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