Cultural Perspectives on Higher Education

Editors: Välimaa, Jussi, Ylijoki, Oili-Helena (Eds.)

  • State-of-the-art in cultural studies on higher education
  • A good variety of different approaches to study culture in higher education
  • Innovative studies
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About this book

Cultural Perspectives on Higher Education takes a critical look at what cultural perspective means, and how it works in higher education institutions. What is actually happening in the internal life of the higher education institutions, and how can we study the topic from a cultural perspective?

The chapters selected for this book consist of studies in which culture has been either the object, or the structuring principle of the study, or in which cultural studies have been used as intellectual devices in the analysis. We are not only interested in gaining a better understanding of the cultural aspects of higher education, but also in analyzing the potential of cultural perspectives as intellectual devices.

The main aim of the book is to provide the readers with a good understanding of the variety of possible cultural perspectives to higher education, and to show how they can be used in both qualitative and quantitative research.

The editors of the book invite you to read the chapters of the book not only because they open fresh perspectives to higher education as a social phenomenon, but also because they tell interesting stories about the small worlds of academia where we live and work.

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From the reviews:

"The book offers a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of culture within higher education. … One of the book’s major strengths is a range of perspectives from scholars in various parts of the globe in seven countries. … The book would appeal to scholars and students of higher education and organizational studies. The book can also serve as a useful course textbook for focused seminars on higher education culture." (Jenny J. Lee, Higher Education, March, 2009)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Trust and Organizational Culture in Higher Education

    William G. Tierney

    Pages 27-41

  • Culture in Interaction: Academic Identities in Laboratory Work

    Martin Benninghoff, Philippe Sormani

    Pages 109-126

  • Doctoral Education and Doctoral Theses — Changing Assessment Practices

    Helena Aittola

    Pages 161-177

  • Challenging Traditional Research Training Culture: Industry-oriented Doctoral Programs in Australian Cooperative Research Centres

    Kay M. Harman

    Pages 179-195

  • The Evolution of American Scientific Fields: Disciplinary Differences Versus Institutional Isomorphism

    James S. Fairweather, Karen Paulson

    Pages 197-212

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6603-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7680-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Perspectives on Higher Education
Editors
  • Jussi Välimaa
  • Oili-Helena Ylijoki
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6604-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6604-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6603-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7680-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 278
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