The Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research

The Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research : Experiences and Perspectives

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In the US, the university administration runs its own office of "insti- tional research" in order to base its decisions on systematic information. Furthermore, higher education research can rely on a relatively stable academic basis if study programmes on higher education exist. Again, this is most frequently the case in the United States. Finally, governments and other macro-societal actors sometimes have their own offices or institutes of policy research and prepare the policies of the actors they report to. In addition, research on higher education can be institutionalized in a - riety of ways. Often, research institutes on higher education are quite visible. They were established as specialized research units within or outside insti- tions of higher education; but no common institutional basis can be observed for this type of institution across the countries. Third, the major themes of research on higher education also differ - tween countries. It has frequently been said that in European countries it was more prone to analyse macro-societal issues of higher education, whereas in the US it tended to study the inner life of higher education institutions, s- dents, and the teaching and learning processes.
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  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 22mm | 557.92g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • VIII, 270 p.
  • 0792366131
  • 9780792366133

Table of contents

Introduction: Comparing the Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research; S. Schwarz, U. Teichler. Part One: The Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research: Theory, Policy, and Practice. 1. Higher Education Research and its Institutional Basis; U. Teichler. 2. Future Directions for Higher Education Policy Research; M. Kogan, M. Henkel. 3. Patterns of Communication and Miscommunication between Research and Policy; E. El-Khawas. 4. On Fate and Intelligence: The Institutional Base of Higher Education Research; G. Neave. Part Two: Higher Education Research: Countries and Cases. 5. The Origins and Structures of Research on Higher Education in the United States; J.S. Fairweather. 6. Higher Education Research in the UK: A Short Overview and a Case Study; J. Brennan. 7. Research on Tertiary Education in Australia; G. Harman. 8. The Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research in Latin America with Special Emphasis on the Role Played by International and Regional Organizations; C.G. Guadilla. 9. Higher Education Research: Reflections on Argentina and Latin America; P. Krotsch. 10. Creating a Community of Scholars and Institutionalizing Higher Education Research in Israel; S. Guri-Rosenblit. 11. Higher Education Research in the Czech Republic; H. Sebkova. 12. A Comparative Study of the Institutional Basis of Higher Education Research in Hungary and the Czech Republic; T. Kozma, I. Radacsi. 13. Relationships Among Higher Education Research, Policy and Practive in South Africa; M. Fourie, K. Strydom.14. Improving Higher Education Research at African Universities: The Study Programme on Higher Education Management in Africa; A. Sawyerr. 15. Thinking about Advanced Learning Systems; K.M. Moore. Part Three: Training and Careers of Young Researchers. 16. Training Researchers and Administrators in Higher Education Doctoral Programmes in the United States; S. Schwarz. 17. The European Higher Education Advanced Training Course; B.M. Kehm. 18. Doctoral Graduates in Higher Education Research: Training and Careers in France; C. Perret. 19. Higher Dead End? J. Valimaa. 20. A Portrait of the Researcher as a Young (Wo)man; J. Bartelse, J. Huisman.
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