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New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education

Peter Scott, Jim Gallacher, and Gareth Parry


The central argument in this book is that new ways of thinking about higher education, the new languages of its title, are needed to understand the role of universities and colleges in contemporary society and culture and the global economy, new landscapes. Over-reliance on existing conceptualizations of higher education, whether those articulated almost half a century ago in the early years of the growth of mass higher education systems or those produced by the imposition of a conceptual straitjacket derived from neo-liberal market ideology, has made it difficult to understand fully the natur ... More

Keywords: landscape, conceptualization, higher education, system, institution, research, learning

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Scott, editor
Professor of Higher Education Studies, UCL Institute of Education

Jim Gallacher, editor
Emeritus Professor of Lifelong Learning, Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, Glasgow Caledonian University

Gareth Parry, editor
Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Sheffield

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1 Introduction

Peter Scott, Jim Gallacher, and Gareth Parry

Part I Setting the Scene

Part II Students and Learning

Part III Research and Knowledge Production

Part IV Universities as Organizations

Part V Higher Education, Society, and the Economy

13 Reflections and Conclusions

Peter Scott, Jim Gallacher, and Gareth Parry

End Matter