Higher Education Funding and Access in International Perspective

Sheila Riddell
University of Edinburgh, UK

Sarah Minty
University of Edinburgh, UK

Elisabet Wheedon
University of Edinburgh, UK

Susan Whittaker
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK


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Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781787546547
Published:
09 May 2018
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
280 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Great Debates in Higher Education

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This book explores the way in which the pressures of globalisation are shaping higher education funding and access across the world. Higher education is seen as a way of developing human capital and building knowledge economies, but major debates continue about who should attend university; how the costs of higher education should be distributed between the individual student and the state; how students from non-traditional backgrounds can be helped to succeed in higher education; and the intended and unintended consequences of widening access initiatives. 

Globalisation is not a uni-directional force, but is accompanied by movements to reinforce the local and the regional, often driven by fears of loss of identity. Universities across the world have become more powerful and autonomous from the state, but at the same time students as consumers of education have an increasingly powerful voice. They frequently find themselves in opposition to the business model which infuses higher education systems and student protests have had a strong influence on policy development. This book explores the way in which the twin pressures of globalisation and localisation play out in higher education across the developed world, often reflected in more specific debates on fees regimes, access and culture.
1. Introduction - Higher Education Funding and Access in International Perspective; Sheila Riddell, Sarah Minty, Elisabet Weedon and Susan Whittaker 
2. Student support in Wales: A case of progressive universalism?; Lucy Hunter Blackburn  
3. Higher education decision-making and young people’s horizons for action in Scotland; Sarah Minty 
4. Can the techniques of New Public Management be used to promote wider access to higher education; Sheila Riddell  
5. Higher fees, higher debts: Unequal graduate transitions in England?; Katy Vigurs, Steven Jones, Julia Everitt and Diane Harris 
6. The implications of HE funding and provision differences for students crossing borders in the UK; Susan Whittaker 
7. Widening access to higher education: Balancing supply and demand in Ireland; Emer Smyth
8. Widening access to higher education in Sweden: Changing political ideologies, changing tactics?; Elisabet Weedon 
9. Widening participation in higher education: Policies and outcomes in Germany; Andrea Óhidy  
10. Higher education funding and student activism in Québec: The Printemps Érable and its aftermath; Marie (Aurélie) Thériault  
11. The price of university: Economic capital and the experience of under-represented students in an elite US university; Katherine L. Friend  
12. Student tuition fees in Australian higher education: A litany of public issues and personal troubles; Trevor Gale and Stephen Parker  
13. Higher education in the developed world: Common challenges and local solutions; Sheila Riddell
Sheila Riddell is Director of the Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK. 
Sarah Minty is an ESRC-funded doctoral student in the Centre for Research in Education, Inclusion & Diversity at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK. 
Elisabet Wheedon is Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK.  
Susan Whittaker is a member of the Strategy and Planning Unit at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is a former Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, UK.

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