Thinking about Higher Education

Editors: Gibbs, Paul, Barnett, Ronald (Eds.)

  • Presents a wide vision of the philosophical underpinning of professional education
  • Present a range of inquiries into the form, purpose and content of professional education, its delivery and its contribution to individual and societal well-being
  • Brings leading thinkers’ voices together in one volume
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About this book

With higher education around the world in a period of extreme flux, this volume explores its underlying philosophy, a core element of the ongoing debate. Offering a diverse range of perspectives from an international selection of renowned scholars of higher education, the book is full of imaginative insights that add up to a substantive contribution to the discussion.

As universities attempt to adapt to a new environment characterized by stiff international competition, networked remote learning, burgeoning student numbers and comparative performance assessment, how we conceptualize the purpose and ethos of our higher learning institutions is more important than ever. This publication features a multitude of distinctive approaches that illuminate potential solutions to the complex issues universities must grapple with in these uncertain times. Rather than espousing a singular philosophical approach, the editors have assembled views from across the spectrum and from differing national contexts, representing a multidisciplinary response to the situation. This collection of papers aims thus to inspire fresh developments in the way we think about the complexities of and options available to, higher education.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gibbs, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Thinking about Higher Education

    Barnett, Ronald

    Pages 9-22

  • Higher Education and Ethical Imagination

    Papastephanou, Marianna

    Pages 23-36

  • Happiness not Salaries: The Decline of Universities and the Emergence of Higher Education

    Gibbs, Paul

    Pages 37-50

  • Higher Education and Public Good

    Marginson, Simon

    Pages 53-69

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35415-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thinking about Higher Education
Editors
  • Paul Gibbs
  • Ronald Barnett
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03254-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03254-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03253-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35415-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 199
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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