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Higher education in Ireland : practices, policies and possibilities

Author: Andrew Loxley; Aidan Seery; John Walsh
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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The Irish higher education system provides a valuable case study of a small European system in an era of exceptional policy demands, economic uncertainty and societal change. This collection provides the first in-depth, interdisciplinary and overarching review of the current state of Irish higher education. The analysis is framed by the history of the Irish system, the development of European and national policies  Read more...
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Higher education in Ireland.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
(OCoLC)864093078
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Loxley; Aidan Seery; John Walsh
ISBN: 9781137289889 1137289880
OCLC Number: 880894506
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 256 pages)
Contents: 1. The Transformation of Higher Education in Ireland, 1945-80; John Walsh --
2. A Contemporary History of Irish Higher Education, 1980-2011; John Walsh --
3. From Seaweed and Peat to Pills and Very Small Things: Knowledge Production and Higher Education in the Irish Context; Andrew Loxley --
4. Bildung and Life-Long Learning: Emancipation and Control; Aidan Seery --
5. Ireland and the Field of Higher Education: A Bourdieusian Perspective; Michael Grenfell --
6. Prospects for a Private, Indigenous and For-Profit University in Dublin; David Limond --
7. Measures and Metrics and Academic Labour; Andrew Loxley --
8. A Critical Journey Towards Lifelong Learning: Including Non-Traditional Students in University; Ted Fleming and Fergal Finnegan --
9. Student Experience and Engagement in Higher Education in Ireland; Anne Murphy --
10. Bologna: Consonance or Dissonance?; Frank McMahon --
11. Changing Curriculum and Assessment Mindsets in Higher Education; Damien Murchan --
12. E-Learning and Higher Education: Hyperbole and Reality; Tom Farrelly --
13. Academic Professional Development in Ireland; Carmel O'Sullivan --
14. Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning in Irish Higher Education; Ciara O'Farrell.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Loxley, Aidan Seery and John Walsh.

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