Higher education policy: systems and challenges

Kelly, Anthony (2010) Higher education policy: systems and challenges. In, Kurian, George Thomas, Alt, James E., Chambers, Simone, Garrett, Geoffrey, Levi, Margaret and McClain, Paula D. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Political Science. New York, US, Sage.


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HE policy varies enormously between countries, manifesting itself in a broad spectrum of provision and reflecting wide political and economic disparity. In some countries, policy is driven solely by economic imperatives; in others, by tradition and culture. In Europe, systemic diversity is decreasing as social and political interdependence grows; in other areas, like the developing markets of Asia, diversity of provision is increasing in line with economic growth. Everywhere, HE has become so important to the development of knowledge economies that policy in relation to it has become more directive, more encouraging of the practical and commercial exploitation of research, and more accountable.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9781933116440 (hardback)
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Keywords: higher education policy
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness (LSIE)
ePrint ID: 71815
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December 2009Submitted
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:03
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71815

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