Higher Education And Corporate Realities

Class, Culture And The Decline Of Graduate Careers
Author: Phillip Brown,Professor School of Social Sciences Phillip Brown,Richard Scase
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135370605
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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A new approach to the analysis of cultural reproduction focusing on the impact of economic change. The book demonstrates the reinforcement of cultural stereotypes in recruitment caused by interaction between corporate restructuring and the education system.; This book is intended for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in sociology with an interest in the sociology of work and the sociology of education as well as researchers and students within human resource management and cultural studies.

Times of the Technoculture

From the Information Society to the Virtual Life
Author: Kevin Robins,Frank Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134719787
Category: Art
Page: 328
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Times of the Technoculture explores the social and cultural impact of new technologies, tracing the origins of the information society from the coming of the machine with the industrial revolution to the development of mass production techniques in the early twentieth century. The authors look at how the military has controlled the development of the information society, and consider the centrality of education in government attempts to create a knowledge society. Engaging in contemporary debates surrounding the internet, Robins and Webster question whether it can really offer us a new world of virtual communities, and suggest more radical alternatives to the corporate agenda of contemporary technologies.

Understanding Contemporary Society

Theories of the Present
Author: Gary Browning,Abigail Halcli,Frank Webster
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761959267
Category: Social Science
Page: 502
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Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over 30 chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives. Key features of the book are: clearly structured and readable prose; bullet pointed summaries and annotated further reading for each topic; makes complex issues accessible to undergraduates; focuses on relevance and practicality; chapter lay-out which is ideal for t

The Urban University and its Identity

Roots, Location, Roles
Author: Herman Van Der Wusten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401151849
Category: Social Science
Page: 206
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The chapters in this book are revised versions of papers initially presented at a confer ence on Universities and their cities held in Amsterdam on March 27-29 1996. There were about one hundred participants and 45 written contributions from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. People with different disciplinary backgrounds, geographers, historians, sociologists, economists and planners among them, attended, as did a few university administrators and local government officials. The intricate relationships between universities and their cities were intensively debated from the perspective of possible contributions by the university to city life as well as from the angle of the city as a milieu that affects the university's functioning. There were theoretical and historical papers, and a series of case studies, some of them comparative, as well as proposals and descriptions of efforts to improve city-university relations. It was a fruitful occasion for many on account of the diversity of experience brought together for the purpose of a debate on a matter of common interest. The vari ous university settings within Amsterdam were visited during a guided tour that pro vided food for thought on the matters under discussion by means of a living example.

Beyond mass higher education

building on experience
Author: Ian McNay
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335218585
Category: Education
Page: 240
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What are the key elements of mass higher education? How does mass higher education affect students and staff? What are the policy, pedagogic and management issues that need to be addressed? More is now expected of higher education provision. It has to meet demands for expansion, excellence, diversity and equity in access and assessment, teaching and research, as well as entrepreneurial engagement with the world outside. Thirty years ago, Martin Trow wrote of higher education systems moving from elite provision through a mass system to universal levels of access. The UK is now approaching such universal levels; Scotland has already reached them. It is nearly fifteen years since Trow's mass threshold was reached. Despite being on the brink of universal provision, there is still no clear picture of what a mass system should look like.This collection looks forward to the next decade of higher education, and identifies strategic issues that need to be tackled at institutional and management levels. It considers how far the higher education system has adapted to respond to the requirements of a mass and universal system, rather than struggling to sustain an elite system with mass participation.Beyond Mass Higher Educationis key reading for those leading and managing universities and colleges, as well as higher education researchers and policy makers.Contributors: John Brennan, Centre for HE Research and Information; Grainne Conole, University of Southampton; Stephen Court, AUT; Jim Gallacher, Glasgow Caledonian University; Peter Knight, The Open University; Carole Leathwood, London Metropolitan University; Brenda Little, Open University; Lisa Lucas, University of Bristol; Ian McNay, University of Greenwich; Robin Middlehurst, University of Surrey; Bob Osborne, University of Ulster; Richard Pearson, Institute for Employment Studies; Wendy Saunderson, University of Ulster; Michael Shattock, Institute of Education, London; Celia Whitchurch, King's College London; Mantz Yorke, Liverpool John Moores University.

Class analysis and social transformation


Author: Michael Savage
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 185
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This book breathes new life into class analysis by showing how contemporary social and cultural transformations are related to the restructuring of class relations. The author gives a definitive account of debates on class and provides a comprehensive description of the main features of contemporary social change.

The Enterprising University

Reform, Excellence, and Equity
Author: Gareth L. Williams
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335210725
Category: Education
Page: 193
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Universities have been transformed from institutions subsidized by government to fulfil certain broad academic missions, to suppliers of specific teaching and research services available for direct purchase or for purchase by government on behalf of student consumers. This has led to a rapid growth of 'enterprise' and 'entrepreneurialism' as universities learned the art of financial survival in this new world. 'Enterprise' has become a more explicit part of the higher education curriculum as part of the 'employability' agenda. 'Entrepreneurialism' requires different management styles and opens new area for research. What has been the impact in universities and colleges of the new cultures of enterprise and entrepreneurialism? What are the implications for equity and access, for quality and diversity, for research and teaching, and for students and staff? How are universities changing (and how should they change), given the demands of enterprise and entrepreneurialism? The Enterprising University explores answers to these questions and is important reading for all those involved in the future of higher education.

Advertising cultures

gender, commerce, creativity
Author: Sean Nixon
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
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`Nixon's study is a major contribution to the cultural sociology of the new service sector professionals and their gendered identities.It's importance lies in it's skilful synthesis of detailed ethnographic research and social theory. This is a genuinely innovative book which reopens cultural debate about advertising and society' - Frank Mort, Professor of Cultural History, University of East London `Advertising Cultures is a lucid, thorough and highly engaging account of advertising creatives that unlocks two crucial issues for understanding the culture industries: creativity and gender. It marks a major new contribution to the cultural study of economic life' - Don Slater, London School of Economics The economic and cultural role of the `creative industries' has gained a new prominence and centrality in recent years. This new salience is explored here through the most emblematic creative industry: advertising. Advertising Cultures also marks a significant contribution to the study of gender and of commercial cultures through its detailing of the way gender is written into the creative cultures of advertising and into the subjective identities of its key practitioners.

New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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International journal of contemporary sociology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social problems
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Working Knowledge

The New Vocationalism and Higher Education
Author: Colin Symes,John McIntyre
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335205714
Category: Education, Higher
Page: 181
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Universities are undergoing a series of profound changes. One of the more pronounced of these involves the partnerships that are now being formed between business enterprises and higher education. The emergence of these partnerships has much to do with the changing economy, which is increasingly based around knowledge and information - the traditional stock-in-trade of the university. Knowledge capitalism has given a renewed impetus to higher education. One expression of this is work-based learning, which challenges the scope and site of the university curriculum. This book analyses this development from a number of perspectives: critical, historical, philosophical, sociological and pedagogical. Its various contributors argue that work-based approaches contain much that is challenging to the university, and also much that could help to create new frameworks of learning and new roles for academics.

Assessment, learning and employability


Author: Peter Knight,Mantz Yorke,Society for Research into Higher Education
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335212293
Category: Education
Page: 245
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What is assessed gets attention: what is not assessed does not. When higher education is expected to promote complex achievements in subject disciplines and in terms of 'employability', problems arise: how are such achievements to be assessed?

Widening Participation in Post-compulsory Education


Author: Elizabeth Thomas,Liz Thomas
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 243
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Both nationally and internationally there is a drive to increase participation in post-compulsory education. Yet with existing participation rates already high by historical standards, it is not easy to see how this can be done. Now Liz Thomas provides a comprehensive guide. From an analysis of the motives for expansion and the reasons why students enroll--or fail to enroll--through to a critical analysis of existing and innovative schemes, the author uses rich and varied case studies (e.g. summer schools, education shops, school partnerships) from a number of countries to highlight best practice and explain the best ways forward.

Sociology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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The state of UK higher education

managing change and diversity
Author: David Warner,David Palfreyman
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335206599
Category: Education
Page: 236
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The gendering of art education

modernism, identity and critical feminism
Author: Pen Dalton
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335196494
Category: Art
Page: 184
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Negotiating access to higher education

the discourse of selectivity and equity
Author: Jenny Williams
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335196791
Category: Education
Page: 194
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The consumer experience of higher education

the rise of capsule education
Author: Deirdre McArdle-Clinton
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN: 9781847062093
Category: Education
Page: 267
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This work examines the philosophy underpinning current higher education provision.>

International Labour Documentation


Author: International Labour Office. Central Library and Documentation Branch,International Labour Office. Central Library and Documentation Bureau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Labor
Page: N.A
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Employee Relations International


Author: Arthur Ivor Marsh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial relations
Page: N.A
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