Goals and Purposes of Higher Education in the 21st Century (Higher Education Policy)

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Based on a recent workshop held by the Academia Europaea, this collection draws together essays by a number of prominent writers in the field of higher education research.

Taking as its central theme the direction in which national (and international) higher education systems are moving as we approach the 21st century, the book contains both assessments of specific higher education systems and analyses of cross-national trends. It tackles such issues as higher education training, quality assessment and university autonomy, unified/binary higher education systems, confronting changes in the socioeconomic structure, and higher education in an ageing society. The book will be indispensable to all those who are concerned with the future of higher education in times of rapid change.

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Arnold Burgen is Editor of the European Review and was the first President of Academia Europaea. He was formerly Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge and Director of the National Institute for Medical Research, London.

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`Extending the curves of recent trends in higher education into the next century' (SciTech Book News)

`The 14 essays in this collection examine the direction in which national and international higher education systems are moving. The essays discuss higher education in the European Union, the United States, France, Central and Eastern Europe, and Japan. Specific topics include the creation, transfer, and application of knowledge; distance education systems; future enrollment patterns; education and work in an ageing population; unified and binary systems; new socioeconomic challenges to higher education; new perspectives on learning and teaching; training for academic posts and teaching; and university autonomy and the search for quality.' (Higher Education Abstracts)

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