Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education
Show Less

Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education

Edited by Brendan Cantwell, Hamish Coates and Roger King

Understanding the politics of Higher Education is becoming more important as the sector is increasingly recognised as a vital source of innovation, skills, economic prosperity, and personal wellbeing. Yet key political differences remain over such issues as who should pay for higher education, how should it be accountable, and how we measure its quality and productivity. Particularly, are states or markets the key in helping to address such matters. The Handbook provides framing perspectives and perspectives, chapters on funding, governance and regulation, and pieces on the political economy of higher education and on the increased role of external stakeholders and indicators.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 5: The social dimension of higher education: reproductive and transformative

John Brennan

Abstract

Higher education systems have expanded and become increasingly differentiated in recent decades. Their effects upon their host societies have been both transformative and reproductive. Differentiation of higher education can take different forms, both vertical and horizontal. These affect admissions, experiences and outcomes from studying in higher education. Lives are changed, but in different ways for different students. There are also broader effects on society as a whole, partly generated through the effects on students but also reflecting a range of social, cultural, political and economic dimensions which can impact on all members of society.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


Further information

or login to access all content.