International Perspectives on Higher Education

International Perspectives on Higher Education: Challenging Values and Practice

by Trevor Kerry

Trevor Kerry is Visiting Professor at Bishop Grosseteste University College, UK. Until recently he was Professor of Education Leadership at the Centre for Educational Research and Development at Lincoln University, UK, and is the university's first Emeritus Professor. He has worked in primary, secondary, further and higher education, as well as teacher education. He has been a Senior General Advisor with a Local Authority and an Ofsted Inspector. He was Professor of Education at the College of Teachers (UK), where he was also Senior Vice-President and Journal Editor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Continuum, 2012
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    978-1-3500-9118-4 (online)

    978-1-4411-0203-4 (paperback)

    978-1-4411-0035-1 (epdf)

    978-1-4411-6730-9 (epub)
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    First Edition
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International Perspectives on Higher Education
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Trevor Kerry draws together contributions from leading academics in the field based in Europe, Canada and Australia to examine key themes in higher education, including:

• academic freedom

• leadership and management

• the nature of learning and teaching

• ethical behaviour

• curriculum innovation

• attitudes to globalization and internationalization

The contributors explore what might constitute effective higher education provision, drawing on innovative practice from around the world and encouraging higher education practitioners to become more analytical and critical about their institutions, about their own roles, and about the ways in which they and their work serve their client-base. In so doing the book confronts the contextual conflicts that arise from political, social and fiscal agendas for higher education.