This text addresses the reforms in the financial and administrative structure of higher education, government intervention in introducing new managerial techniques and quality audits, and the implications of these changes for both academics and administrators. It is one of a series of four volumes which look at the educational dilemmas facing governments, professional educators and practising administrators in the current climate in education. The issues are addressed from international and comparative perspectives.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The purpose and role of higher education: reinstating the idea of higher education, Ronald Barnett; response to Ronald Barnett, Ian McNay; university = diversity, pragmatics > dogmatics, Ian McNay; response to Ian McNay, Ronald Barnett; diversification and elitism in mass higher education, Chris Duke; rationalization and the modern university, Jennifer Jarman and Robert M. Blackburn; is small still beautiful? - in defence of collegial institutions of higher education, David Blake; learning skills and skills for learning, Joyce Barlow. Part 2 The changing management culture of higher education: the culture of political correctness, Roger Homan; the managemnet of change in higher education, Myra McCulloch; judging quality in higher education - towards bureaucratic conformity, Clem Adelman; formal funding in higher education - neither centralized nor decentralized, David A. Turner; principals, agents, producers and consumers in higher education, Gareth Williams; from policy to practice - staff development in higher education, the key to effective management of change, Bryan Cowan; travellors in a strange world - inequality and discrimination against women academics and its negative effects on higher education, Barbara Bagilhole; travellors in a strange world - a response to Barbara Bagilhole, Myra McCulloch; the role of teacher unions in higher education, John Clay. Part 3 International perspectives on higher education reform: educational reform in the United States and the former soviet Union - common errors in state-directed reform efforts, Hugh D. Hudson and Alan J. Hoffman; mobility or brain drain? - eye on international faculty mobility in central and Eastern europe, Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis; reforms in higher education - culture and control in the Middle East, K.E. Shaw; crisis in the public universities in Kenya, Daniel N. Sifuna; revitalizing university education in Africa - addressing what is and what is not an issue from Kenya's perspective, Okwach Abagi; markets in a socialist system reform of higher education in China, Cheng Kai-ming; dilemmas facing African universities, Alison Girdwood; Teame Mebrahtu.