Higher Education And Corporate Realities

Class, Culture And The Decline Of Graduate Careers

Author: Phillip Brown,Richard Scase

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135370591

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.
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Times of the Technoculture

From the Information Society to the Virtual Life

Author: Kevin Robins,Frank Webster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134719779

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.
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Education, Work and Identity

Themes and Perspectives

Author: Michael Tomlinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441147977

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Education, Work and Identity explores changing patterns of education and work, the dynamic relationship between these two institutions, and the wider social and economic contexts shaping them. It locates this in processes of social and economic change, in particular the shift towards globalization and the post-industrial economy. The book examines how these changes have reshaped individuals' educational, transitional and labour market experiences. It also explores key themes and approaches in understanding the education and labour market interplay, and the way in which education and work institutions shape people's orientations and identities around work.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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