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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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