Author: Roger Brown
Release Date: 2013
The marketisation of higher education is a growing worldwide trend. Increasingly, market steering is replacing or supplementing government steering. Tuition fees are being introduced or increased, usually at the expense of state grants to institutions. Grants for student support are being replaced or supplemented by loans. Commercial rankings and league tables to guide student choice are proliferating with institutions devoting increasing resources to marketing, branding and customer service. The UK is a particularly good example of this, not only because it is a country where marketisation has arguably proceeded furthest, but also because of the variations that exist as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland increasingly diverge from England. In Everything for Sale, Roger Brown argues that the competitive regime that is now applicable to our Higher Education system was the logical, and possibly inevitable, outcome of a process that began with the introduction of full cost fees for overseas students in 1980. Through chapters including: Markets and Non-Markets The Institutional Pattern of Provision The Funding of Research The Funding of Student Education Quality Assurance The Impact of Marketisation: Efficiency, diversity and equity; He shows how the evaluation and funding of research, the funding of student education, quality assurance, and the structure of the system have increasingly been organised on market or quasi-market lines. As well as helping to explain the evolution of British higher education over the past thirty years, the book contains some important messages about the consequences of introducing or extending market competition in universities' core activities of teaching and research. This timely and comprehensive book is essential reading for all academics at University level and anyone involved in Higher Education policy.
Author: Peter John
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education is a critical analysis of the various dimensions of marketisation in a global context, exploring governance, policy, financial, ethical and pedagogical aspects. Bringing together a selection of influential authors who draw on the work of Roger Brown, the book is a timely examination of the impact that policies regulating cost, entry and practices in higher education can have on universities, students and academics. This book explores the tensions and dilemmas marketisation brings into the educational environment for academic leaders, managers and students, arguing that they can be managed through rebalancing the relation between the market and the educational dimensions. Key topics include: The economics of higher education Students in a marketised environment Regulating a marketised sector Marketisation and higher education pedagogies Universities’ futures. Unveiling nuanced and multifaceted perspectives and providing readers with collective and forward-thinking critical analyses, Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education will be an authoritative reference book on policy and practice, appealing to higher education leaders, managers and scholars worldwide.
Author: M. Finn
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Michael Gove was, unquestionably, a pivotal figure in British educational reform during his time as the coalition's Secretary of State for Education. This team of experts, drawn from academia, think-tanks and trade unions, offer an unrivalled early assessment of the impact of Gove, and his reforms, on the British educational landscape.
Until recently government policy in the UK has encouraged an expansion of Higher Education to increase participation and with an express aim of creating a more educated workforce. This expansion has led to competition between Higher Education institutions, with students increasingly positioned as consumers and institutions working to improve the extent to which they meet ‘consumer demands’. Especially given the latest government funding cuts, the most prevalent outlook in Higher Education today is one of business, forcing institutions to reassess the way they are managed and promoted to ensure maximum efficiency, sales and ‘profits’. Students view the opportunity to gain a degree as a right, and a service which they have paid for, demanding a greater choice and a return on their investment. Changes in higher education have been rapid, and there has been little critical research into the implications. This volume brings together internationally comparative academic perspectives, critical accounts and empirical research to explore fully the issues and experiences of education as a commodity, examining: the international and financial context of marketisation the new purposes of universities the implications of university branding and promotion league tables and student surveys vs. quality of education the higher education market and distance learning students as ‘active consumers’ in the co-creation of value changing student experiences, demands and focus. With contributions from many of the leading names involved in Higher Education including Ron Barnett, Frank Furedi, Lewis Elton, Roger Brown and also Laurie Taylor in his journalistic guise as an academic at the University of Poppleton, this book will be essential reading for many.
New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education seeks to build a bridge between philosophical reflection and socio-political action by developing a range of critical discussions in the areas of ethics, politics and religion. This volume brings together established authorities and a new generation of scholars to ask whether philosophy of education can contribute to political and social discourse, or whether it is destined to remain the marginal gadfly of mainstream ideology. The philosophy of education stands in danger of becoming a neglected field at precisely the moment we need to be able to reflect upon the increasingly apparent costs of the technocratic attitude to education. While many of the educational policy discussions of recent years seem far-reaching and radical, critical debate surrounding these initiatives remain largely at a populist level. New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education provides contemporary responses to philosophical issues that bear upon educational studies, policies and practices, contributing to the debate on the role of philosophy of education in an increasingly fractured intellectual milieu.
Author: Colin Crouch
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Political Science
"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.
Author: Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2006
This book brings together in one place Stephen Ball's key writings. Drawing on over 20 years' work, Professor Ball has selected his most seminal work - from education policy and sociology to his work on education and social class.
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensfuhrung, Management, Organisation, Note: 2,0, Universitat Augsburg (Lst. f. Organisation und Unternehmensfurung Prof. Lehmann), Veranstaltung: Proseminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Universitaten als Bildungseinrichtungen mussen sich den Herausforderungen, die ein verandertes Arbeitsumfeld, nicht zuletzt durch die Globalisierung und Dynamisie-rung der Markte an sie stellt. Dadurch entsteht vermehrt der Druck, Studenten auf eine Lebenswirklichkeit vorzubereiten, die von zunehmender Unsicherheit und Komplexitat gepragt ist (Gibb und Hannon, 2006, S. 5). Dazu gehoren regelmassige Stellenwechsel ebenso wie globale Mobilitat und die Fahigkeit, sich auf fremde Kulturen einzulassen (Goshal und Gratton, 2002). In diesem Szenario kann der Universitatsabschluss nicht mehr als Garantie fur eine lebenslange Anstellung angesehen werden als vielmehr als Eintrittskarte in die Arbeitswelt. Ebenso ist der Wandel unserer Gesellschaft zu einer Wissensgesellschaft nicht mehr aufzuhalten. Besonders rohstoffarme Lander wie Deutschland tun daher gut daran, den Produktionsfaktor Wissen zu fordern und seine Anwendung in Innovationen zu unter-stutzen. Einen grossen Beitrag zur Verbreitung des Produktionsfaktors Wissen stellen dabei die Universitaten dar. Das Problem der Universitaten ist aber, dass sie zwar sehr viel Wissen generieren und fur die Gesellschaft bereitstellen, der Transfer hin zur Wirt-schaft und damit zu einer Anwendung unterbleibt aber oftmals. Um es zugespitzt zu formulieren ware das eine Verschwendung von Steuergeldern, bei der nichts als Grund-lagenforschung herauskommt (Flueglistaller, 2004, S. 22). Doch die Universitaten haben auf den Ruf nach mehr Anwendungsbezug und Wissens-transfer reagiert: Sie sind unternehmerischer geworden (Mowery et al., 2004, Siegel, 2006). Spatestens seit dem sog. Bah-Doyle Act aus dem Jahr 1980 werden Universita-ten vermehrt dazu angespornt, ihre Forschungsergebnisse zu verm"
Author: Thomas Wozniak
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Historical scholarship and the digital humanities are still struggling to come to terms with the rise of Wikipedia, which has grown prodigiously in the last decade. Because of its enormous range, Wikipedia has made a significant impact on popular historical understanding. The contributors analyze Wikipedia as an external challenge to scholarship and sound out potential opportunities for collaboration with Wikipedia in research and teaching.
Author: G. Neave
Release Date: 2012-05-09
Genre: Political Science
This pioneering book examines how policies to raise efficiency and performance in Europe's universities have profoundly altered ties between government, society and higher education, outlining how Evaluation Agencies have urged Europe's universities to meet the challenge of modernization.
Author: W. Atkinson
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Political Science
When the Coalition Government came to power in 2010 in claimed it would deliver not just austerity, as necessary as that apparently was, but also fairness. This volume subjects this pledge to critical interrogation by exposing the interests behind the policy programme pursued and their damaging effects on class inequalities. Situated within a recognition of the longer-term rise of neoliberal politics, reflections on the status of sociology as a source of critique and current debates over the relationship between the cultural and economic dimensions of social class, the contributors cover an impressively wide range of relevant topics, from education, family policy and community to crime and consumption, shedding new light on the experience of domination in the early 21st Century.