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Adaptive University Structures

An Analysis of Adaptation to Socioeconomic Environments of US and European Universities

Barbara Sporn

This book examines adaptability in universities in Europe and the US, drawing out the lessons learnt for policy makers and managers to develop such structures, and help their institutions survive change. It looks at three US universities identified as adaptive and three European institutions which are trying to improve their adaptive capacity. more »

1999, Paperback: £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-781-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Assessment in Higher Education

Assessment in Higher Education

Student Learning, Teaching, Programmes and Institutions

John Heywood

This book examines not only the assessment of student learning but the assessment of institutions, the programmes they offer, and the teaching they provide. It describes in detail the significant developments that have taken place over the last decade in the field, and clarifies the different meanings of the term assessment that are now in use. more »

2000, Paperback: £45.00/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-831-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

The Autism Spectrum and Further Education

The Autism Spectrum and Further Education

A Guide to Good Practice

Christine Breakey

Breakey provides practical advice on teaching young adults successfully, emphasising the development of resources and skills for use specifically in FE colleges. She offers strategies for communicating effectively, helping students to manage transition, and understanding and minimising the causes of ASC behaviours. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-382-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, education, higher education policy, transitions

Autism, Discrimination and the Law

Autism, Discrimination and the Law

A Quick Guide for Parents, Educators and Employers

James Graham

Autism, Discrimination and the Law outlines how the legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 might be met for students and employees with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The main part of the book is devoted to case studies from further education and employment demonstrating how reasonable adjustments can be made successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-627-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability law, education, employment, higher education policy, occupational therapy, social work, special education

Changing Relationships Between Higher Education and the State

Edited by Mary Henkel and Brenda Little

Examining the patterns of change in relationships between higher education systems and the state throughout Europe, the contributors explore the main theoretical and policy options available to policymakers, and the issues they raise for governments, institutions and academics. more »

1998, Paperback: £30.00/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-645-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Crisis and Change in Vocational Education and Training

Managing the Process of Change

Geoffrey Elliott

Dr Elliot provides a critical account of the nature, extent and impact of government policy for the further education sector. He explores a range of responses to policy, exposing both intended and unintended consequences of the increased development of Human Resources Management and Quality Assurance system. more »

1996, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-393-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: education, educational training, higher education policy

Dimensions of Evaluation in Higher Education

Report of the IHME Study Group on Evaluationin Higher Education

Urban Dahll"ff, John Harris, Michael Shattock and Andr‚ Staropoli

This book addresses primary issues in evaluation in an international, a national and a long term perspective. The essays demonstrate that arguments about the nature and techniques of evaluation must entail far broader considerations than those often promoted by policy makers. more »

1991, Hardback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-526-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy, social policy

European Dimensions

Education, Training and the European Union

John Field

European Dimensions addresses the European Union's desire for a unified approach to education and its content. It explores the origins of the EU's present interest in education and also addresses the tensions that underlie its policies. This book takes a hard-headed look at the EU's position on education and assesses its impact at national level. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-432-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: education, educational training, higher education policy, social policy

Coming soon! Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

European Policy and Practice

Sonia Jackson and Claire Cameron

Across Europe young people in care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. Drawing extensively on a substantial three-year long research project led by the authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of this shocking discrepancy and discusses ways to address the imbalance. more »

June 2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-366-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: education, educational training, fostering, further education, higher education, higher education policy, inclusive classroom, looked after children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

Lifelong Learning

The Politics of the New Learning Environment

Geoffrey Elliott

Elliott explores the imperatives of a mass system through data drawn from a study of access- and foundation-year students and their teachers. Arguing that our present conceptions of education are narrow and market-led, he proposes an alternative, pedagogy-based system to establish a society truly capable of lifelong learning. more »

1998, Paperback: £30.00/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-580-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Policy and Practice in Higher Education

Policy and Practice in Higher Education

Reforming Norwegian Universities

Ivar Bleiklie, Roar Hostaker and Agnete Vabo

Change in higher education policy reflects and transforms the relationship between the state, the higher education institution and the individual. Drawn from the perspectives of political science and sociology, this volume describes and analyses the interplay of factors at all three levels, using Norway as a case study. more »

2000, Paperback: £35.00/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-705-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Post-Compulsory Education and the New Millennium

Post-Compulsory Education and the New Millennium

Edited by David E. Gray and Colin Griffin

This book seeks to provide an up-to-date overview of the post-compulsory sector of education and analyse the current trends and policies likely to affect both teachers and teacher trainers.The contributors have established national and international reputations in the post-16 education field. more »

2000, Paperback: £34.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-774-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Reforming Higher Education

Reforming Higher Education

Maurice Kogan and Stephen Hanney

Examining the relationship between higher education policy and the state, this book focuses on the ways in which the changing concepts of the nature of the state and its role have had an impact on the development of higher education policy in the last thirty years. more »

1999, Paperback: £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-715-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

Standards and Quality in Higher Education

Edited by John Brennan, Peter de Vries and Ruth Williams

This book addresses current debates on academic standards and quality assurance. It includes reports on the progress of several international quality initiatives and the results of studies of the impact of external quality assurance upon management and decision-making in higher education institutions. more »

1997, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-423-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy

New! Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

Supporting College and University Students with Invisible Disabilities

A Guide for Faculty and Staff Working with Students with Autism, AD/HD, Language Processing Disorders, Anxiety, and Mental Illness

Christy Oslund

This useful handbook provides university faculty and staff with an overview of invisible disabilities, such as autism, AD/HD, dyslexia, OCD and affective disorders, and facilitates an understanding of the unique needs of these students. Practical chapters provide ideas for adapting teaching methods and offering accommodations. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-955-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, careers, disability, dyslexia, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, higher education policy, inclusive classroom, mental health, mental illness, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, transitions

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