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by David Palfreyman,TED TAPPER

Download Understanding Mass Higher Education: Comparative Perspectives on Access eBook
ISBN:
0415354919
Author:
David Palfreyman,TED TAPPER
Category:
Higher & Continuing Education
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge; 1 edition (December 23, 2004)
Pages:
192 pages
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1394 kb
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Ted Tapper, David Palfreyman. In recent years most western democracies have experienced a shift from elite to mass higher education, with the United States leading the way. This text compares the experience of this very important social change within different nation states. Whilst recognising the critical global economic forces that appear to explain the international nature of the change, it sees the issues as rooted within different national traditions

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Structuring Mass Higher Education: The Role of Elite Institutions. Undoubtedly the most important development in higher education in recent years has been the seemingly inexorable expansion of national systems. In a comparatively short time period many countries have moved from an elite to a mass model. Furthermore, expansion has invariably changed the whole experience of higher education for all the interested parties from, presidents, rectors and vice-chancellors to first-term undergraduates.

This book should be critical reading for students in education, sociology and politics, as well as policy-makers and academics. For this reason if no other, the experiement should be worth observing. - Gareth Moodie, Griffith University, Australia.

In recent years most western democracies have experienced a shift from elite to mass higher education, with the United States leading the way. Whilst recognising the critical global economic forces that appear to explain the international nature of the change, it sees the issues as rooted within different national traditions. The book addresses questions such as: How has expansion been explained?

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Aamodt and Kyvik (2005) also stress the significance of the conceptualization of "higher education," which not should be considered as uncontested or homogeneous. From my perspective, these authors confirm the contingency and construction of higher education as a system, created and embedded in certain socio-political occurrences. Opening Higher Education:" Discursive transformations of distance and higher education government.

David Palfreyman, Ted Tapper. This book should be critical reading for students in education, sociology and politics, as well as policy-makers and academics.

In recent years most western democracies have experienced a shift from elite to mass higher education, with the United States leading the way. This text compares the experience of this very important social change within different nation states. Whilst recognising the critical global economic forces that appear to explain the international nature of the change, it sees the issues as rooted within different national traditions.There is a particular focus upon the discourse of access, especially the political discourse. The book addresses questions such as:* How has expansion been explained?* Has expansion been generated by state intervention or by a combination of economic and social forces?* What are the forms of political intervention?* What points of agreement and conflict are generated within the wider society by expanding access?Leading academic experts explore the ways in which different systems of higher education have accommodated mass access, constructing comparative pictures and comparative interpretations and lessons in an accessible and informative style. This book should be critical reading for students in education, sociology and politics, as well as policy-makers and academics.