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Laing, Karen; Mazzoli Smith, Laura; Todd, Liz – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
This paper considers whether the impact agenda that has developed over the last decade in UK universities is likely to help create the conditions in which critical educational research makes a more visible difference to society. The UK audit of university research quality (the research excellence framework (REF) now includes an assessment of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Case Studies, Research Utilization
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Haapakoski, Jani; Pashby, Karen – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This paper examines the main rationales for and possible implications of the policy of increasing international student numbers in higher education (HE). Drawing on critical discourse analysis, we map key themes emerging from two sets of data--university strategy documents and interviews with staff--collected at eight universities in four national…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Student Diversity, Higher Education, Universities
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Raaper, Rille; Olssen, Mark – Policy Futures in Education, 2016
This article is based on an interview conducted with Mark Olssen in October 2014, and the subsequent discussions. These conversations invited Olssen to reflect on his experiences of neoliberalism as a practising academic who has worked in the UK for some 14 years, and also to comment as a researcher and writer who is well known for his work on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Strategic Planning, Interviews
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Sharma, Namrata – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Can active citizenship be learned? In recent years, teaching citizenship issues are becoming popular in schools across various parts of the world. This paper makes reference to India as an example. It argues the need for a pedagogical debate on what makes an active citizen. The complex questions it begins to address are these: who is a citizen?;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Graduate Study
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Lomer, Sylvie – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Despite the significant and increasing presence of international students in the United Kingdom, on a national level there has been a lack of formal policy towards international students. Instead, in policy discourse, international students are represented in economic terms to the exclusion of other dimensions of experience and action. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Foreign Students, Economics
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Jasemna, Anne; Blass, Eddie; Shelley, Steve – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This article explores quality in university teaching using a "futures" perspective. In a recent article by Blass and colleagues, a number of scenarios were developed to explore the type of higher education workforce that might be needed within the UK by 2035. In discussion of these scenarios--leading knowledge creation, responsive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Murphy, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
Powerful nations have influential systems of higher education. The article explores the possible pattern of geopolitics in the twenty-first century, and the competing prospects of America and its rivals in higher education and research. Pressures on both the American and non-American worlds are evaluated, along with relative economic strengths,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Power Structure, Geography, Politics
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Clough, Stephen; Bagley, Carl A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2012
This article focuses upon the adoption and implementation of United Kingdom government support for third stream business-facing activities in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The article, concerned with income generation and the creation and application of knowledge beyond the confines of the academy, draws on policy literature and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Government Role
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Miller, Paul; Shotte, Gertrude – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
When the global economic recession hit the world some 18 months ago, very few could predict the impact this would have on government spending on higher education. Higher education institutions in the United Kingdom face spending cuts. Notwithstanding, they are expected to deliver quality education with fewer resources. This article discusses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Business, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Peters, Michael A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2010
This article charts the crisis of the modern university using Bill Readings' (1996) "The University in Ruins". Readings distinguishes three principal ideas underpinning the concept of the modern university: the Kantian idea of reason, the Humboldtian idea of culture, and the technological idea of excellence. The article reviews these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, Adoption (Ideas)
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Vorley, Tim; Nelles, Jen – Policy Futures in Education, 2009
Universities are increasingly being challenged to become more socially and economically relevant institutions under the guise of the so-called "Third Mission". This phenomenon, articulated in policy, has prompted the emergence of a growing literature documenting the evolution of the contemporary university, and specifically addressing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Social Justice
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Kwiek, Marek – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article discusses academic entrepreneurship in the context of ongoing changes in university management and governance in European universities. The comparative perspective is provided by the European Union (EU) research project "European Universities for Entrepreneurship: Their Role in the Europe of Knowledge" (EUEREK) comprising…
Descriptors: Power Structure, Higher Education, Risk Management, Institutional Administration
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Catherall, Paul – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article examines the broad scope of systemised learning (e-learning) in post-statutory education. Issues for discussion include the origins and forms of learning systems, including technical and educational concepts and approaches, such as distributed and collaborative learning. The VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) is defined as the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Libraries, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Batterbury, Simon – Policy Futures in Education, 2008
This article offers a critical perspective on the academic tenure system in the USA. Academic tenure is most frequently defended for the protection it affords freedom of speech in higher education, and it is attacked for its cost and lack of flexibility in a rapidly changing sector. The paper makes a third argument, that tenure sustains an…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Tenure, Freedom of Speech
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Mirza, Heidi Safia – Policy Futures in Education, 2006
Universities, like many major public institutions, have embraced the notion of "diversity" virtually uncritically--it is seen as a moral good in itself. But what happens to those who come to represent "diversity"--the black and minority ethnic groups targeted to increase the institutions' thirst for global markets and aversion…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cultural Pluralism, Females, Blacks
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