The formation of higher education policy is a political process, and a change in government can have a substantial effect on higher education policy, resulting in dramatic system reform. Transforming Universities shows how such changes can affect institutional conditions and academic working and values, using the highly politicized Swedish system as a case study.The book examines the implications of reforms for a higher education system on three levels - the state, the institution and the individual. The authors develop the links between policy formation at state level, type of institutional autonomy and conditions for learning at individual level, and argue that higher education policy makers need to focus on improving knowledge formation.
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
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.46