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New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education,9780198787082

New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2/8/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Peter Scott, Professor of Higher Education Studies, UCL Institute of Education,Jim Gallacher, Emeritus Professor of Lifelong Learning, Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, Glasgow Caledonian University,Gareth Parry, Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Sheffield

Peter Scott is Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education. Formerly he was Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University and Professor of Education at the University of Leeds. He was also for 16 years Editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement. His major research interest are the development of mass higher education, particularly in its wider social setting, new patterns of knowledge production and the governance and management of universities. He is Treasurer of the Academia Europaea and also chair of its behavioural sciences section.



Jim Gallacher is Emeritus Professor of Lifelong Learning in Glasgow Caledonian University, and was Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning 1999-2008. He is also Honorary Professor in the University of Stirling and the University of the Highlands and Islands. He was an adviser to the Scottish parliament for their Inquiry into Lifelong Learning and a Board member of the Scottish Funding Council for Further and Higher Education (SFC) (2005-10). Recent and current research interests include widening access to further and higher education; links between further and higher education; work related higher education; and credit and qualifications frameworks. He has managed a wide range of research projects on these topics, and published numerous books, book chapters, journal articles and research reports from his research.


Gareth Parry is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Sheffield, and Programme Leader, ESRC Centre for Global Higher Education. He researches system change and policy reform in higher education, nationally and internationally. He has led major research projects funded by the research councils, government departments and national agencies on aspects of organisation and participation in tertiary education. He was a research consultant to the Dearing inquiry into higher education (1996-97) and the Foster review of further education colleges (2004-05). His current work is focused on three areas: new languages and landscapes for higher education; college systems in cross-national perspective; policy inquiry processes in tertiary education

Table of Contents


1. Introduction, Peter Scott, Jim Gallacher and Gareth Parry
Setting the Scene
2. New Languages and Landscapes, Peter Scott
Students and Learning
3. Student Participation in the 21st Century: Mass or Universal Systems?, Jim Gallacher and Gareth Parry
4. The Quality of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, Monica McLean and Paul Ashwin
5. Cost-Sharing and Student Support, Claire Callender
Research and Knowledge Production
6. Of Time-Scapes and Knowledge-scapes: Re-timing Research and Higher Education, Ulrike Felt
7. Research in an Open Global Landscape, Jonathan Adams
Universities as Organisations
8. The Rise and Fall of Systems Thinking: Towards a Post-Bourdieuan Study of Field Dynamics, Jurgen Enders
9. Higher Education Institutions: Landscape Designers or Contrived Organisations?, Jeroean Huisman
10. Beyond the 'Organization' and the 'Academic Profession', Gary Rhoades
Higher Education, Society and the Economy
11. The Public Dimension of Universities: A New Approach, Simon Marginson
12. Higher Education, Knowledge Capitalism and the Global Auction for Jobs, Phil Brown and Hugh Lauder
13. Conclusion, Peter Scott, Jim Gallacher and Gareth Parry

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