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Higher Education Policy and Institutional Change : Intentions and outcomes in turbulent environments.

Trowler, Paul R. (2002) Higher Education Policy and Institutional Change : Intentions and outcomes in turbulent environments. Open University Press/Society for Research into Higher Education, Buckingham. ISBN 033520919X

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Abstract

This book addresses policy-making and policy implementation in higher education from a theoretical perspective informed by policy sociology. Using case studies and data drawn from a number of countries its chapters show how and why policy-making is a more complex process than is often assumed. They also explore why the outcomes of higher education policy are sometimes very different from those originally envisaged by policy makers. After an introductory overview which contextualizes this work in recent academic thinking about higher education policy and change. Three chapters report the outcomes of large scale funded research projects which focus on the national and institutional levels of the policy process. Three further chapters report ‘close up’ research work by individual academics examining processes internal to higher education institutions. This book will be of interest to policy makers, institutional and departmental leaders and anyone with an interest in change processes in higher education.

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: Now out of print. Rights have now reverted to Paul Trowler, the editor. A copy of the publisher's letter confirming this is included in the file.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 27109
Deposited By: Professor Paul Trowler
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2009 11:41
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/27109

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