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Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective

Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice

Meyer, H.-D., St. John, E.P., Chankseliani, M., Uribe, L. (Eds.)

2013

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The purpose of this volume is to help jump-start an urgently needed conversation about fairness and justice in access to higher education to counteract the ubiquitous mantras of neoliberal globalization and managerialism. The book seeks to carve out a strong moral and normative basis for opposing mainstream developments that engender increasing inequality and market-dependency in higher education. The book’s chapters consider how different national communities channel access to higher education, what their “implicit social contracts” are, and what outcomes are produced by different policies and methods. The book is essential reading for scholars of higher education and students concerned with increasing inequality in a globalizing educational marketplace.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » access to higher education - inequality

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Table of contents 

Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; The Crisis of Higher Education Access—A Crisis of Justice; Part I: Fairness in Higher Education Access—Normative and Historical Perspectives; Reasoning about Fairness in Access to Higher Education: Common Sense, Normative, and Institutional Perspectives; A Vision of Equal Opportunity in Postsecondary Education; The Legacy of the GI Bill: Equal Opportunity in U.S. Higher Education after WWII; Part II: Excellence, Equity, Effectiveness—A Comparative Look at the Policies of Access The Finnish Model of Higher Education Access: Does Egalitarianism Square With Excellence?; Chinese Higher Education: Expansion and Social Justice Since 1949; Access Policy and Social Justice in Higher Education: The Colombian Case; Globalization and Access to Higher Education in Korea; The Effects of College Cost and Financial Aid in Germany: Why Are Students Sensitive to College Costs in a Low-Cost / High-Aid System?; Higher Education Access in Post-Soviet Georgia: Overcoming a Legacy of Corruption; The Quest for Access, Equity and Social Justice in Higher Education in South Africa; Brazil’s Radical Approach to Expanding Access for Underrepresented College Students; Income-Contingent Repayment As Public Policy: The Applicability of the Australian Higher Education Finance Model to the American Context; Part III: Resistance to Managerialism: Chile and California Causes and Consequences of the Student Protests in Chile; Alternatives to Managerialism: Defending Public Higher Education in California; Part IV: Policy Changes Towards Greater Fairness Fairness in Access to Higher Education: Towards a Global Public Debate; Reconciling Efficiency With Excellence and Fairness: Proposals for Policy and Practice; A Note on the Editors.

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