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  • Constructing Developmentby Bjorn Harald Nordtveit

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    Argues that a development project or policy should not be understood and analyzed as a linear system and it should be viewed as a complex and dialectical organism. This title examines the strengths and weaknesses of 'public-private partnerships', which are being used frequently by donor agencies to implement social services. more...

  • Making Teaching and Learning Matterby Judith Summerfield; Cheryl C. Smith

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    This volume captures the spirit of collaboration and innovation that its authors bring into the classroom, as well as to groundbreaking undergraduate programs and initiatives. Coming from diverse points of view and twenty different disciplines, the contributors illuminate the often perplexing debates about what matters most in higher education today.... more...

  • From Expert Student to Novice Professionalby Anna Reid; Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren; Peter Petocz; Lars Owe Dahlgren

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Students entering higher education expect their studies to lead them towards some specific form of professional career. But in this age, complex internationalized professions are the main source of work for graduates, so students need to prepare themselves for a future that can be volatile, changeable and challenging. This book shows how students navigate... more...

  • Handbook on Globalization and Higher Educationby Roger King; Simon Marginson; Rajani Naidoo

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 60.00

    Higher education has entered centre-stage in the context of the knowledge economy and has been deployed in the search for economic competitiveness and social development. Against this backdrop, this highly illuminating Handbook explores worldwide convergences and divergences in national higher education systems resulting from increased global co-operation... more...

  • Hochschulorganisation und verwaltungsrechtliche Systembildungby Klaus F. Gärditz

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 113.56

    Die Hochschulorganisation befindet sich erneut in einer Phase des Umbruchs. Ökonomisierung, Hierarchisierung, Entstaatlichung und administrative Professionalisierung bezeichnen Leitbilder, welche die traditionell kollegiale, akademisch-fachliche und auf Betroffenenrepräsentation gründende Hochschulbinnenorganisation erschüttern. Dies irritiert auch... more...

  • Professionalität Sozialer Arbeit und Hochschuleby Silke Müller-Hermann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 39.99

    Welche Möglichkeiten und Grenzen bietet das Hochschulstudium zur Entwicklung von Professionalität in der Sozialen Arbeit? Die Vermittlung von Wissen, die Herausbildung von Kompetenzen, die Bildung eines professionellen Habitus und einer professionellen Identität sind parallele, z.T. aber auch konkurrierende Zielmarken hochschulischer Lern- und Bildungsprozesse.... more...

  • Widening Participation in Higher Educationby Tamsin Hinton-Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This collection offers an authoritative, up-to-date commentary on the challenges facing higher education today across both the UK and internationally. The book charts the impact of global economic trends and recent policy developments for students, academics, providers and changing course provision. more...

  • Academic Freedom and the Social Responsibilities of Academics in Tanzaniaby L. Chachage

    CODESRIA 2008; US$ 20.90

    When the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Academic Freedom and Social Responsibility of Academics came up in the early 1990s, African higher-education systems were in a serious, multi-dimensional and long-standing crisis. Hand-in-hand with the imbalances and troubles that rocked and ruined African economies, the crisis in the academia was characterised... more...

  • Teaching in Tensionby Frances Vavrus; Lesley Bartlett

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    In recent years, international efforts to improve educational quality in sub-Saharan Africa have focused on promoting learner-centered pedagogy. However, it has not fl ourished for cultural, economic, and political reasons that often go unrecognized by development organizations and policymakers. This edited volume draws on a long-term collaboration... more...

  • History of Universities, Volume XXII/1by Mordechai Feingold

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 109.99

    VolumeXXII/1 of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles, book reviews, conference reports, and bibliographical information, which makes this publication an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. It offers a lively combination of original research and invaluable reference material. - ;Volume XXII/1 of... more...