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Rethinking Universities: The Social Functions of Higher Education
  

Rethinking Universities: The Social Functions of Higher Education (Hardback)

By Baker, Sally
By Brown, Brian J.

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Most people who work and study in universities will be aware that they are changing. Yet few have so far grasped the extent of this change or have attempted to put it in a coherent intellectual framework. This volume provides new ways to understand how the university workforce in... developed nations is being encouraged to change itself, and how the social role of these institutions has shifted from places of higher learning toward being agents for social change and the promotion of human welfare. Moreover the demands that are being placed on institutions and the kinds of graduates they are required to produce has changed too, with the emphasis on a new brand of vocationalism and a reinvigorated focus on 'skills' and 'employability'. This volume provides a theoretically informed, philosophically sophisticated account of what universities in developed nations are being encouraged to do, and the impact this has on their staff, students and the societies of which they are a part.
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ISBN 9780826494191
Released NZ 14 Nov 2007
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780826494191
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Released 14 Nov 2007
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Baker, Sally
By Brown, Brian J.
Category Universities / Polytechnics
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 306.432
Weight 449g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Education, Higher - Social aspects, Social aspects
NBS Text Adult & Further Education
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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