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Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Editors: Smart, J.C. (Ed.)

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides an authoritative compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • A Serendipitous Search for a Career in Higher Education

    Pages 1-53

    Peterson, Marvin W.

  • Professors as Knowledge Workers in the New, Global Economy

    Pages 55-132

    Lee, Jenny J. (et al.)

  • Contrasting Perspectives on Higher Education Governance in the Arab States

    Pages 133-189

    Mazawi, André Elias

  • Are Students Really Rational? The Development of Rational Thought and its Application to Student Choice

    Pages 191-240

    DesJardins, Stephen L. (et al.)

  • Investments in Human Capital: Sources of Variation in the Return to College Quality

    Pages 241-306

    Zhang, Liang (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
Editors
  • J.C. Smart
Series Title
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3279-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3279-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3277-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3278-3
Series ISSN
0882-4126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 630
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