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What kind of university? : international perspectives on knowledge, participation, and governance

Author: John Brennan
Publisher: Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia, PA : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, 1999.
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"What Kind of University? discusses the nature of universities emerging in different parts of the world, the conditions which shape and constrain them, their common features, and the main faultlines which define their differences." "What Kind of University? brings together the thinking of university leaders and researchers into universities, sets an agenda for the future university, and is essential reading for all  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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What kind of university?
Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia, PA : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607356734
Online version:
What kind of university?
Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia, PA : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607761770
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brennan
ISBN: 0335204295 9780335204298
OCLC Number: 40545457
Description: xi, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lee S. Shulman --
1. What Kind of University? / John Brennan --
2. Reflections of a Scholar-Gypsy / John Daniel --
pt. 1. Knowledge and Curricula --
3. Changing Research Practices / Michael Gibbons --
4. The Link Between Knowledge and Learning / Janet Gail Donald --
5. Student Learning and Academic Choice: The Rule of Coherence / David D. Dill --
6. PhD or Professional Doctorate --
Is There a Choice? / Sybe B. Jongeling --
pt. 2. Access and Participation --
7. Against the Odds / Brenda M. Gourley --
8. Making the Educational System More Equal / Jan de Vuyst --
9. The Urban/Metropolitan University: Land-grant University of the Twenty-first Century / Joel E. Anderson --
pt. 3. Governance --
10. Why Universities Need Leaders: The Importance of Departmental Leadership / Li Bennich-Bjorkman --
11. Changes in Institutional Governance Structures: The Dutch Case / Harry F. de Boer --
12. Changing the Rules of the Game: The Transformation of Decision-making Patterns in Swiss Universities Since the Early 1990s / Juan-Francisco Perellon --
13. Higher Education Development in Transitional Societies / Peter Darvas --
14. Information Technology and Changing Roles in the Academy / Brian P. Nedwek --
15. Autonomy, Governance and Accountability / John Sizer and Steve Cannon --
pt. 4. Which Futures? --
16. Restructuring the University for Technological Change / A.W. (Tony) Bates --
17. The University of the Future --
Place, Process or Paradigm? / Karl S. Pister --
18. The Future of the University: Reasonable Predictions, Hoped-for Reforms, or Technological Possibilities? / D. Bruce Johnstone --
The Society for Research into Higher Education.
Responsibility: edited by John Brennan [and others].

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