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Accountability in higher education : global perspectives on trust and power

Author: Bjørn Stensaker; Lee Harvey
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: International studies in higher education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at accountability initiatives around the world. This title provides a comparative analysis of the promises, perils and paradoxes of accountability, and the potential effect on power structures and higher education autonomy, trust and the legitimacy of the sector.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bjørn Stensaker; Lee Harvey
ISBN: 9780415871952 0415871956 9780415871969 0415871964 9780203846162 0203846168
OCLC Number: 491890045
Description: xv, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction and overview of the book / Bjørn Stensaker and Lee Harvey --
Accountability: understandings and challenges / Bjørn Stensaker and Lee Harvey --
Accountability in Australia: more power to government and market / Jeanette Baird --
Accountability in Africa: a disciplinary power in African higher education systems / Gerald Wangenge-Ouma & Patrício V. Langa --
Accountability in China: primitive attempts / Shuiyun Liu --
Accountability in Eastern Europe: becoming like everywhere else? / Paul Temple --
Accountability in Western Europe: shifting quality assurance paradigms / André Sursock --
Accountability in Latin America: focusing on quality assurance and funding mechanisms / Maria-José Lemaitre --
Accountability in the United States: sorting through an American muddle / Robert Zemsky --
Accountability and cross-border higher education: dynamics, trends and challenges / Robin Middlehurst --
Transnational accountability initiatives: the case of the EUA-audits / Alberto Amaral and Maria José Rosa --
Managerial and political strategies for handling accountability / William F. Massy --
Conclusions and reflections / Bjørn Stensaker and Lee Harvey.
Series Title: International studies in higher education.
Responsibility: edited by Bjørn Stensaker, Lee Harvey.
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