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Higher education

  • Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research Universityby William Clark

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 25.00

    Tracing the transformation of early modern academics into modern researchers from the Renaissance to Romanticism, Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University uses the history of the university and reframes the "Protestant Ethic" to reconsider the conditions of knowledge production in the modern world. William Clark argues that... more...

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

    CODESRIA 2008; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • The Challenge of Expanding Secondary Education and Training in Madagascarby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    This report, produced with the help of Madagascar’s national education team in 2006-07, is designed to contribute to ongoing education reform discussions. It analyzes the constraints to system expansion and presents possible next steps for an appropriate course of action. This report aims to encourage discussion among policymakers, stakeholders... more...

  • Changing Academic Workby Elaine Martin

    McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 57.00

    Higher education serves a diverse range of students and is under closer government scrutiny and control. This book explores the competing tensions: the need to balance individualism with collaboration; and accountability with reward. It develops a set of principles to guide academic work. It aims to offer insight and guidance for academic staff. more...

  • 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...

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

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    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...

  • Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Researchby John C. Smart

    Springer 2010; US$ 69.95

    Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of... more...

  • History of Universities, 24/1&2by Mordechai Feingold

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 114.99

    Volume XXIV of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles, book reviews, and bibliographical information, which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. Its contributions range widely geographically, chronologically, and in subject-matter. 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...