Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education: Universities in Turbulent Times

Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education: Universities in Turbulent Times

Tanya Fitzgerald (La Trobe University, Australia)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 337
ISBN13: 9781466662025|ISBN10: 1466662026|EISBN13: 9781466662032|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6202-5

Description

Over the last three decades, higher education institutions have experienced massive changes. In particular, institutions of higher education have been positioned as a means to contribute to the knowledge economy and gain a level of competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education: Universities in Turbulent Times addresses ways in which knowledge is shaped, produced, and reworked to meet international demands for productive workforces. Divided into three sections that interrogate the higher education policy context, knowledge production, and knowledge workers, this reference publication focuses on the role of higher education in business value creation and competitive advantage, serving as a useful reference for academicians, professionals, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational Reform and Change
  • Globalization
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Higher Education Policy Context
  • Knowledge Production
  • Knowledge Workers
  • Modernized Universities

Reviews and Testimonials

Australian scholars of education and education policy describe how institutions of higher education have been swept into the service of business in the anglophone world since the 1970s, and examine how knowledge is now shaped, produced, and reworked to meet international demands for productive workforces. Their topics include organizational agility in universities, equity policy and knowledge in Australian higher education, embracing social media to advance knowledge creation and transfer in the modernized university, a re-examination of the glitz of entrepreneurialism as a change paradigm for higher education, and from professional expert to novice academic.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Tanya Fitzgerald is Professor of Educational Leadership, Management and History at La Trobe University (Australia). She is the author of numerous books and articles that examine historical and contemporary perspectives on gender, leadership and higher education. Recent publications include Women Leaders in Higher Education: Shattering the Myths (Routledge, 2014) and Women Educators, Leaders and Activists: Educational Lives and Networks 1900-1960 (co-edited with Elizabeth Smyth). Tanya is co-editor of the Journal of Educational Administration and History, and Vice President of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society. She tweets @tanya_fitz.

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