Structuring Mass Higher Education
The Role of Elite Institutions
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Structuring Mass Higher Education by David Palfreyman
Book DescriptionUndoubtedly the most important development in higher education in recent years has been the seemingly inexorable expansion of national systems. In a comparatively short time period many countries have moved from an elite to a mass model. Furthermore, expansion has invariably changed the whole experience of higher education for all the interested parties from, presidents, rectors and vice-chancellors to first-term undergraduates. Structuring Mass Higher Education examines the impact of this change upon the existing national structures of higher education. It also defines and highlights what makes an 'elite' university - something which institutions must strive for in order to gain their position as global players. With case studies and contributions from a wide range of international authors, the book explores questions such as: * Do higher education institutions retain a national significance, even though the vestiges of an international reputation have long faded? * Has expansion undermined the quality of higher education because governments sought to expand "on the cheap"? * Is the elite institutional response to mass higher education perceived as a threat to be responded to with purposeful action that sustains their elite status? * Does the emergence of the international league tables pose a challenge to those responsible for governing elite institutions? These are critical issues with which both policy-makers and institutional leaders will have to grapple over the next ten years, making Structuring Mass Higher Education a timely, relevant, and much needed text. It will appeal to policy makers and practitioners within higher education as well as student and scholars worldwide.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415426046
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This comprehensive guide offers extensive analysis of the complex legal framework in which universities work, and the remedies which may be sought in the event of disputes. The second edition has been fully updated to take account of the many changes to the legal framework, providing an essential guide for all involved in higher education law.
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Author Biography - David Palfreyman
David Palfreyman is Director of the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (OxCHEPS), New College, University of Oxford. Ted Tapper is a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (OxCHEPS), New College, University of Oxford, and the Center for Higher Education Management and Policy at Southampton (CHEMPAS).
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