You are previewing New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship.
O'Reilly logo
New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship

Book Description

Higher Education systems and universities worldwide are constantly being transformed due to ever-changing practices and policies. Recent research reveals the challenges between society and higher education continue to grow. New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship explores the role of higher education in today’s society. It discusses the rapidly changing nature of higher education around the globe, especially the relationship between higher education and social development. This reference book will be of use to policymakers, academicians, researchers, students, and government officials.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgment
  10. Chapter 1: Citius, Altius, Fortius
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE ‘EUROPE OF KNOWLEDGE’
    4. CONCEPTUAL BACKDROP: THE RELEVANCE-EXCELLENCE NEXUS
    5. EMPIRICAL SECTION
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 2: Strategic Management of Academic Human Resources
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DRIVERS OF CHANGE: POLICY REFORMS, UNIVERSITY STRATEGIES AND ACADEMIC TRADITIONS
    4. PERSONNEL POLICIES IN ACADEMIA
    5. METHODOLOGY: COMPARATIVE CASE STUDY
    6. CASE 1: UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY
    7. CASE 2: UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, FINLAND
    8. CASE 3: UNIVERSITY OF BASEL, SWITZERLAND
    9. CASE 4: UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    10. DISCUSSION: UNCERTAINTY, IDENTITY AND FLEXIBILITY
    11. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    15. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 3: Funds of Knowledge and Epistemic Authority in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ON KNOWLEDGE CREATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    5. CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 4: A Need for New Methodological Communication in Comparative Higher Education Research Projects?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH?
    4. THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH WITHIN TRUE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 5: Quality of Doctoral Research Supervision
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH-BASED FRAMEWORKS ON THE QUALITY OF DOCTORAL RESEARCH SUPERVISION
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS: RECOMMENDATION OF A FRAMEWORK
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: SOME POSSIBILITIES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX: LEGISLATION
  15. Chapter 6: Technology Centres
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETHICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 7: Higher Education and Globalization
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHERE ARE WE NOW?
    4. WHERE DO WE WANT TO GO?
    5. CASE-STUDIES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 8: Tracing the Use of Communication Technologies in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE U-TRACER TOOL
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 9: University Teachers' Use of Digital Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TEACHERS’ USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    4. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL FACTORS SHAPING UNIVERSITY TEACHERS’ USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. FINDINGS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 10: Contributing to an Evidence Base for the Enhancement of the Experiences and Outcomes of Mature Students at an Irish University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MATURE STUDENTS AT IUX: A CONSULTATION
    4. FEEDBACK FROM IUX MATURE STUDENTS
    5. CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
    6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITION
    9. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 11: Roma Social Inclusion through Higher Education Policies in Romania
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH FINDINGS
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  21. Chapter 12: International Student Perceptions of Ethics in a Business Pathway Course
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    6. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. SUMMARY
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 13: Does Accredited Professional Development for Academics Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
    3. CONTEXT AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. MEASURING IMPACT: A CASE STUDY
    5. FINDINGS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  23. Chapter 14: Case Study of a Hybrid Undergraduate Elementary Certification Program
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PRE-SCHOOL AND PRIMARY WEEKEND PROGRAM
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESEARCH RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 15: Contemporary Challenges and Preschool Teachers' Education in Croatia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SETTING THE STAGE: AIMS OF THE STUDY
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE STUDY PROGRAM: RESEARCH RESULTS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  25. Conclusion
    1. THE CHALLENGES
    2. ENGAGEMENTS
    3. A NEW INTELLECTUAL SPACE
    4. LEVELS AND THEIR ARTICULATION
    5. THE FRAGMENTATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH
    6. BEING A HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCHER
    7. INSTITUTIONS
    8. LIMITS AND TABOOS
  26. Compilation of References
  27. About the Contributors