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Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education

Edited by: James E. Côté , Andy Furlong

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138778122
eBook ISBN: 9781315772233
Adobe ISBN: 9781317677789

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This is the first handbook to cover the sociological approaches to higher education. It is timely because of global expansions of mass higher educational systems, especially as these systems come under scrutiny by a variety of stakeholders. Questions are being raised about the value of traditional pedagogies along with calls for efficiency, accountability and cost-reduction, but above all job training.

Within this neoliberal context, each chapter examines different sociological aspects of, and debates about, educational institutions as status-conferring organizations, with myriad positional characteristics, experiences, and outcomes. Many current debates concern the legitimacy of the statuses conferred, including the continuing debate regarding the role of universities in legitimating social class reproduction as well as more recent concerns about standards in mass systems.

This handbook puts these issues and debates in focus in ways that will be of interest to a variety of stakeholders, within academia as well as in policy circles.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The university and society Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Theories of the sociology of higher education access and participation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Higher education missions over time in Anglo-American institutions Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Maintaining status in new times Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The structural force exerted by marketization on higher education systems, research universities and academic researchers Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The McDonaldization of higher education revisited Download PDF
Chapter  8:  From multiversity to postmodern university Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Vicious circle Download PDF
Chapter  10:  From In Loco Parentis to consumer choice Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Access to higher education Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Social class in UK higher education Download PDF
Chapter  13:  ‘Non-traditional’ students and diversity in higher education Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The forces of persistent inequality Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ethnic capital, higher education and life chances Download PDF
Chapter  16:  At-risk and unprepared students in US higher education Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Differentiation in higher education Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The transformation of higher education, credential competition, and the graduate labour market Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Invoking Humboldt Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Higher education in France Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Nordic model of higher education Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Russian higher education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Higher education and social change in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Transformation of Japanese universities through the process of internationalization Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Is there an alternative university model? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Internationalization of higher education institutions Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Global higher education partnerships Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Higher education in crisis Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The digital revolution in higher education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Gender equality and inequality in global higher education Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Life after higher education Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Educational transformations Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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