This text examines the implications of reforms for a higher education system on three levels - the state, the institution and the individual. The authors develop the link between policy formation at state level and conditions for learning at individual level, and argue that higher education policy makers need to focus on improving knowledge formation. A comparative volume of this and similar studies in Norway and England is also due to be published by Jessica Kingsley during 1999.
Preface. Part I: A Study of Swedish Higher Education Reform: Setting the Stage. Introduction. 1. Transforming Universities: Issues and Conceptual Framework. 2. Theoretical Perspectives, Design and Methods. 3. Higher Education Policy and System Changes in Retrospect. Part II: The State and Higher Education. Introduction. 4. The 1993 Reform: A Shift in Purpose and Authority with 'Freedom for Quality'. 5. The Policy Network Changes: Elites, Interest Groups and Political Interaction. Conclusions: Part II . Part III: Institutional Governance and Management in a Context of Policy and System Changes. Introduction. 6. A Period of Rapid Expansion and Renewal. 7. Academic Leadership in Transition. 8. Institutional Autonomy in Practice: New Models of Institutional Governance. Conclusions: Part III. Part IV: Academe in a Context of Policy and System Changes. Introduction. 9. Academic Values and Identity. 10. Impact of System and Policy Changes on Academic Work, Values and Professional Roles. Conclusions: Part IV. Part V. The State, Higher Education and Knowledge Formation. 11. Transforming Universities: Interpretations and Conclusions. Appendices. Epilogue. References. Index.
Series: Higher Education Policy, 48
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.48