Higher Education Dynamics

Higher Education in the BRICS Countries

Investigating the Pact between Higher Education and Society

Editors: Schwartzman, Simon, Pinheiro, Rómulo, Pillay, Pundy (Eds.)

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  • First systematic comparative investigation of higher education developments across the BRICS region
  • Pursues a novel approach by looking, in-depth, to a select number of key dimensions underpinning the role of higher education in society and economy
  • Analyses the complex interplay between numerous internal and external factors impacting on higher education dynamics across the BRICS
  • Provides unique empirical and conceptual insights of relevance to policy makers, institutional managers and social science researchers alike
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In spite of the increasing attention attributed to the rise in prominence of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, few studies have looked at the ways in which broader social expectations with respect to the role of higher education across the BRICS have changed, or not, in recent years. Our point of departure is that, contrary to the conventional wisdom focusing on functionalistic perspectives, higher education systems are not just designed by governments to fulfill certain functions, but have a tendency for evolving in a rather unpredictable fashion as a result of the complex interplay between a number of internal and external factors. In reality, national higher education systems develop and change according to a complex process that encompasses the expectations of governmental agencies, markets, the aspirations of the population for the benefits of education, the specific institutional traditions and cultures of higher education institutions, and, increasingly so, the interests and strategies of the private firms entering and offering services in the higher education market. This basically means that it is of outmost importance to move away from conceiving of "universities" or "higher education" as single, monolithic actors or sector. One way of doing this is by investigating a selected number of distinct, but nonetheless interrelated factors or drivers, which, taken together, help determine the nature and scope of the social compact between higher education (its core actors and institutions) and society at large (government, industry, local communities, professional associations).

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“The book is highly recommended for scholars and students who major in or are interested in comparative education and higher education. Moreover, it should be of interest to policy makers and institutional leaders who want to benefit from the insights and policies of BRICS countries. The work of this volume marks an effective opening for future BRICS higher education studies.” (Shuhua Liu, Higher Education, Vol. 71, 2016)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education in the BRICS Countries
Book Subtitle
Investigating the Pact between Higher Education and Society
Editors
  • Simon Schwartzman
  • Rómulo Pinheiro
  • Pundy Pillay
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
44
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9570-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9570-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9569-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0014-4
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 493
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations
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