Changing Patterns of Governance, Structure and Learning in Swedish Higher Education
The formation of higher education policy is a political process, and a change in government can result in dramatic system reform. Transforming Universities shows how such changes can affect institutional conditions and academic working and values, using the highly politicized Swedish system as a case study.
An Analysis of Adaptation to Socioeconomic Environments of US and European Universities
This book examines adaptability in universities in Europe and the US, drawing out the lessons learnt for policy makers and managers to develop such structures, and help their institutions survive change. It looks at three US universities identified as adaptive and three European institutions which are trying to improve their adaptive capacity.
Examining the relationship between higher education policy and the state, this book focuses on the ways in which the changing concepts of the nature of the state and its role have had an impact on the development of higher education policy in the last thirty years.
Employability and the Global Economy
This study explores the expansion of adult and experiential learning (APEL) around the world. The authors compare initiatives in their own countries, and their effectiveness at the levels of government, educational institutions, and employment. They highlight APEL's key role in the adaptation of higher education to the competitive global market.
Student Learning, Teaching, Programmes and Institutions
This book examines not only the assessment of student learning but the assessment of institutions, the programmes they offer, and the teaching they provide. It describes in detail the significant developments that have taken place over the last decade in the field, and clarifies the different meanings of the term assessment that are now in use.
Reforming Norwegian Universities
Change in higher education policy reflects and transforms the relationship between the state, the higher education institution and the individual. Drawn from the perspectives of political science and sociology, this volume describes and analyses the interplay of factors at all three levels, using Norway as a case study.
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