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Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research

Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms

Editors: Zajda, Joseph, Rust, Val (Eds.)

  • Demonstrates ideological imperatives of globalisation impacting on higher education reforms
  • Evaluates the problematic relationship between globalisation, the state, and higher education reforms
  • Provides a timely overview of changes in higher education reforms and policy research globally
  • Is a valuable sourcebook for higher education researchers, practitioners and policy-makers 
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This volume explores the interrelationship between ideology, the state and higher education reforms, setting it in a global context. It examines some of the major higher education reforms and policy issues in a global culture, particularly in the light of recent shifts in quality and standards-driven education and policy research. In doing so, the book provides a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation and policy-driven reforms in higher education. Representing scholarly research on major discourses in the field of higher education reforms, the book draws upon recent studies in the areas of globalisation, equality, and the role of the state in higher education reforms. It critiques the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of current higher education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way that shifts in the relationship between the state and higher education policy affect current trends in higher education reforms. Individual chapters critically assess the dominant discourses and debates on higher education and policy reforms. Using diverse comparative education paradigms from critical theory to historical-comparative research, the chapters focus on globalisation, ideology and higher education reforms and examine both the reasons and outcomes of higher education reforms and policy change. 
“Anyone who has been involved in higher education over the past few decades cannot fail to be affected by the impact of globalisation and neo-liberal policies on universities and society at large. In 'Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms', the 15th volume of the series 'Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research', Joseph Zajda and Val Rust present chapters on education reform in the USA and in international contexts that highlight the inroads that neo-liberalism has made into policy making at higher education institutions. The chapters also illustrate the way universities have been reinventing themselves to meet the demands of a knowledge society in which corporate values of efficiency, performance and managerialism drive the agenda. What are the effects of internationalisation on higher education in the universities of today? With chapters from internationally respected scholars from around the globe, this book seeks to address the many issues of the new reality in higher education. This is a welcome, accessible volume for all those concerned with research, policy-making and curriculum development.”Professor Suzanne Majhanovich, Western University

Reviews

“The book is very successful in exploring in-depth the reform dimension of higher education. The book brings together a good mix of academic experience, global knowledge and contemporary research. Given its wide-ranging and rich content, the volume should therefore prove to be an invaluable and authoritative resource for policy-makers, researchers, educators, academe at large, as well as a wider readership with interest in global and international higher education developments including the recent reforms.” (Lilia K. Raitskaya, RUDN Journal of Psychology and Pedagogics, Vol. 15 (02), 2018)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Current Research Trends in Globalisation and Neo-liberalism in Higher Education

    Zajda, Joseph (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Higher Education and the Discourse on Global Competition: Vernacular Approaches Within Higher Education Policy Documents

    Bagley, Sylvia S. (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Globalisation and New Developments in Global University Rankings

    Rust, Val (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • Higher Education Engagement and Economic Participation: Divide and Conquer

    Freeman, Kassie, Ph.D.

    Pages 49-57

  • University Social and Public Engagement: Creative Nexuses for STEM Research and International Relations

    Lindsay, Beverly (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28191-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28190-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms
Editors
  • Joseph Zajda
  • Val Rust
Series Title
Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28191-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28191-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28190-2
Series ISSN
2543-0564
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 201
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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