Universities in Transition

Publisher : University of Adelaide Press

ISBN-13 : 1922064831

Page : 262 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 831 voters

Universities are social universes in their own right. They are the site of multiple, complex and diverse social relations, identities, communities, knowledges and practices. At the heart of this book are people enrolling at university for the first time and entering into the broad variety of social relations and contexts entailed in their ‘coming to know’ at, of and through university. For some time now the terms ‘transition to university’ and ‘first-year experience’ have been at the centre of discussion and discourse at, and about, Australian universities. For those university administrators, researchers and teachers involved, this focus has been framed by a number of interlinked factors ranging from social justice concerns to the hard economic realities confronting the contemporary corporatising university. In the midst of changing global economic conditions affecting the international student market, as well as shifting domestic politics surrounding university funding, the equation of dollars with student numbers has remained a constant, and has kept universities’ attention on the current ‘three Rs’ of higher education — recruitment, retention, reward — and, in particular, on the critical phase of students’ entry into the tertiary institution environment. By recasting ‘the transition to university’ as simultaneously and necessarily entailing a transition of university — indeed universities — and of their many and varied constitutive relations, structures and practices, the contributors to this book seek to reconceptualise the ‘first-year experience’ in terms of multiple and dynamic processes of dialogue and exchange amongst all participants. They interrogate taken-for-granted understandings of what ‘the university’ is, and consider what universities might yet become.

More Books:

Universities in Transition
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Heather Brook
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12 - Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

Universities are social universes in their own right. They are the site of multiple, complex and diverse social relations, identities, communities, knowledges a
Universities in Transition
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Bo Göransson
Categories: Education and globalization
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12 - Publisher:

Globalization, the information age, and the rise of the knowledge-based economy are significantly transforming the way we acquire, disseminate, and transform kn
The University in Transition
Language: en
Pages: 102
Authors: James Alfred Perkins
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-08 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Dr. Perkins' lectures analyze and prescribe the role of the modem university in relation to its faculty and students, to the growth, transmission, and applicati
Universities in Transition
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Bo Göransson
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-16 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Globalization, the information age, and the rise of the knowledge-based economy are significantly transforming the way we acquire, disseminate, and transform kn
Higher Education in Transition
Language: en
Pages: 564
Authors: John Brubacher
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

At a time when our colleges and universities face momentous questions of new growth and direction, the republication of Higher Education in Transition is more t
Danish Universities in Transition
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mogens Blegvad
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

Higher Education and National Development
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: David Bridges
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Universities and societies around the world are involved in significant transition. Universities are now invited to expand their central aims and purposes in or
Leadership Transitions in Universities
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Tom Kennie
Categories: Educational leadership
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Routledge

Combining expert knowledge, experience and reflections from senior leaders to distil collective leadership experiences, this book explores the realities of lead
University in transition
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:

Higher Education in Transition
Language: en
Pages: 564
Authors: Willis Rudy
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-02 - Publisher: Routledge

At a time when our colleges and universities face momentous questions of new growth and direction, the republication of Higher Education in Transition is more t