Quality and Power in Higher Education (BOK)

Louise Morley

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This book examines the power relationships that organize and facilitate quality assurance in higher education. It investigates power in terms of macro systems of accountability, surveillance and regulation, and uncovers the ways in which quality is experienced by academics and managers in higher education. Louise Morley reveals some of the hidden transcripts behind quality assurance and poses significant questions: what signs of quality in higher education are being performed and valued? What losses, gains, fears and anxieties are activated by the procedures? and Is the culture of excellence resulting in mediocrity? "Quality and Power in Higher Education" covers a wide range of issues including: the policy contexts, new managerialism, the costs of quality assurance, collegiality, peer review, gender and equity implications, occupational stress, commodification and consumer values in higher education, performance, league tables, benchmarking, increasing workloads and the long-term effects on the academy. It draws upon Morley's empirical work in the UK on international studies and on literature from sociology, higher education studies, organization studies and feminist theory. It is important reading for students and scholars of higher education policy and practice, and for university managers and policy-makers.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2003 Forfatter Louise Morley
Forlag
OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780335212262
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 23cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 368 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Higher & further education, tertiary education, Organization & management of education