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Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (Hardcover): Ellen Hazelkorn, Hamish Coates,... Research Handbook on Quality, Performance and Accountability in Higher Education (Hardcover)
Ellen Hazelkorn, Hamish Coates, Alexander C. McCormick
R5,586 Discovery Miles 55 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The role, scale and expectations of higher education institutions have changed dramatically in recent times as knowledge intensity has become a key determinant of economic competitiveness. Higher education institutions face increasing pressure to demonstrate their fitness to meet the needs of society and individuals. Questions about the quality, performance and productivity of higher education are central to these concerns, and of relevance to society, governments and students. This Research Handbook brings together international scholars to address these issues and propose how to move beyond them. This Research Handbook is the first comprehensive reference of its kind, laying out current research in the field and bringing it up to date with cutting-edge theoretical and empirical contributions from leading international experts. Blending new research with richly contextualised national and regional examples, the authors give authoritative insights from around the globe on how best to understand, assess and improve quality, performance and accountability in higher education. This Research Handbook will become an invaluable tool for practitioners in higher education and education policy-making as well as researchers and students of social science and public policy.

Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education (Hardcover): Brendan Cantwell, Hamish Coates, Roger King Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education (Hardcover)
Brendan Cantwell, Hamish Coates, Roger King
R5,449 Discovery Miles 54 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Handbook on the Politics of Higher Education reveals valuable new perspectives for understanding higher education. Higher education plays an ever-greater role in contemporary life, creating innovation, skills, prosperity, and wellbeing, and is therefore of increasing importance to understand. Crafted as a sophisticated entry point, this Handbook takes a wide look at the topic, the state of contemporary research, and future directions. An array of expert international contributors examine important and contentious issues such as who should pay, how to keep higher education accountable, the assurance of quality, boosting productivity and affordability, and the role of states and markets. Experts explain how universities relate to states and societies, the political economy of higher education, planning and resource allocation, regulation and quality, and the politics of stakeholder interests. Unpacking key issues for both researchers new to the sector and experts alike, this topical Handbook will prove essential and thought-provoking reading for government policymakers, social science researchers, higher education executives, as well as instructors of graduate courses.

The Market for Learning - Leading Transparent Higher Education (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017):... The Market for Learning - Leading Transparent Higher Education (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017)
Hamish Coates
R2,528 Discovery Miles 25 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Improving transparency is critical to the future of higher education. This book articulates the role and necessity of transparency to creating substantial opportunities for innovation and transformation. Current global crises imperil exactly the kinds of progress higher education has helped to create. The sector must contribute now like never before. But it must put its own house in order first, and do a better job conveying its value and transformative potential. The book offers a transparency roadmap: it reveals the pressures reshaping higher education, clarifies the value and nature of transparency, examines emerging reporting platforms, reviews improvement opportunities for students, faculty, institutions and systems, and forecasts how to engineer important next steps. The text synthesises diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives, incorporating analysis of quality and productivity, academic work and leadership, indicators and metrics, commercial trends and institutional models, as well as student learning and outcomes. It creates new futures for higher education by integrating and opening up issues that have been confined largely to insiders.

The Market for Learning - Leading Transparent Higher Education (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Hamish Coates The Market for Learning - Leading Transparent Higher Education (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Hamish Coates
R2,379 R1,975 Discovery Miles 19 750 Save R404 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Improving transparency is critical to the future of higher education. This book articulates the role and necessity of transparency to creating substantial opportunities for innovation and transformation. Current global crises imperil exactly the kinds of progress higher education has helped to create. The sector must contribute now like never before. But it must put its own house in order first, and do a better job conveying its value and transformative potential. The book offers a transparency roadmap: it reveals the pressures reshaping higher education, clarifies the value and nature of transparency, examines emerging reporting platforms, reviews improvement opportunities for students, faculty, institutions and systems, and forecasts how to engineer important next steps. The text synthesises diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives, incorporating analysis of quality and productivity, academic work and leadership, indicators and metrics, commercial trends and institutional models, as well as student learning and outcomes. It creates new futures for higher education by integrating and opening up issues that have been confined largely to insiders.

Innovations in Asian Higher Education (Paperback): Zhou Zhong, Hamish Coates, Shi Jinghuan Innovations in Asian Higher Education (Paperback)
Zhou Zhong, Hamish Coates, Shi Jinghuan
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Asian Higher Education Outlook (AHEO) series is produced in collaboration with the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), a network of 15 leading universities. This book focuses on education innovation in the world's biggest higher education region. With contributions from every AUA university, the book articulates innovations in teaching innovation, reforms in doctoral education, and maturing forms of online and mobile education. The book reveals the growing role universities are playing in sustainable development, charts strategies for boosting universities' social contributions, and reviews the futures being designed by these leading universities. The book offers case studies and authoritative insights from primary research, and reveals trends in policy and practice. It is a must-read for people working anywhere in the world with an interest in higher education.

Job Satisfaction around the Academic World (Paperback, 2013 ed.): Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian Dobson, Leo... Job Satisfaction around the Academic World (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek
R3,459 Discovery Miles 34 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Higher education systems have changed all over the world, but not all have changed in the same ways. Although system growth and so-called massification have been worldwide themes, there have been system-specific changes as well. It is these changes that have an important impact on academic work and on the opinions of the staff that work in higher education. The academic profession has a key role to play in producing the next generations of knowledge workers, and this task will be more readily achieved by a contented academic workforce working within well-resourced teaching and research institutions. This volume tells the story of academics' opinions about the changes in their own countries. The Changing Academic Profession (CAP) survey has provided researchers and policy makers with the capacity to compare the academic profession around the world. Built around national analyses of the survey this book examines academics' opinions on a range of issues to do with their job satisfaction. Following an introduction that considers the job satisfaction literature as it relates to higher education, country-based chapters examine aspects of job satisfaction within each country.

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education (Paperback): Hamish Coates, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Hans Pant Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education (Paperback)
Hamish Coates, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Hans Pant
R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines important advances and offers a realistic image of the state of the art in student learning outcomes assessment in higher education-a field close to the core of nearly every higher education institution. Producing sound information on what students know and can do is critical to higher education practitioners and future social prosperity. Spanning international, national and institutional developments, the book presents methodological and empirical insights, highlights research challenges, and showcases the enormous progress made in recent years. The book will be of interest to researchers in education assessment and neighbouring fields, and stakeholders like institutional leaders, teachers and graduate employers looking for better insight on returns, governments searching for information to assist with funding and regulation, and members of the public wanting more clarity about outcomes and public investment. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

Engaging University Students - International Insights from System-Wide Studies (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Hamish Coates, Alexander... Engaging University Students - International Insights from System-Wide Studies (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Hamish Coates, Alexander C. McCormick
R2,501 R2,027 Discovery Miles 20 270 Save R474 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides university teachers, leaders and policymakers with evidence on how researchers in several countries are monitoring and improving student engagement-the extent to which students are exposed to and participate in effective educational practices. It captures insights from international implementations of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), developed in the United States. In the last half decade NSSE has been adapted and used in several other countries, producing the largest international collaboration yet involving educationally relevant data on students' engagement in higher education.

Leaders of established national collaborations draw on their experiences with hundreds of institutions to contribute their insights. Framed by their cultural and educational contexts, they discuss issues concerning first-year learners, international students, part-time and distance learners, as well as teaching and leadership in support of student learning. Each chapter outlines strategies based on national case studies and presents perspectives supported by concrete examples of how these have played out in diverse settings. The book suggests mechanisms that can be used by institutions, ministries and quality agencies around the world.

Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment - International Perspectives (Hardcover, New edition): Hamish Coates Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment - International Perspectives (Hardcover, New edition)
Hamish Coates
R1,403 R1,110 Discovery Miles 11 100 Save R293 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides higher education teachers, leaders and policymakers with insights from research on assessing students' learning outcomes. The book is founded in research, shaped by policy, and designed to be of enduring relevance to practice. Framed by a cycle of continuous quality improvement, it begins by discussing policy contexts and research concepts. Experts discuss institutional, disciplinary, national and international case studies. Perspectives are advanced for reviewing the relevance and feasibility of assessment initiatives. The book explores what stakeholders have done to convert work on learning outcomes into improvements in education.

Engaging University Students - International Insights from System-Wide Studies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Engaging University Students - International Insights from System-Wide Studies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014)
Hamish Coates, Alexander C. McCormick
R2,738 Discovery Miles 27 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides university teachers, leaders and policymakers with evidence on how researchers in several countries are monitoring and improving student engagement-the extent to which students are exposed to and participate in effective educational practices. It captures insights from international implementations of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), developed in the United States. In the last half decade NSSE has been adapted and used in several other countries, producing the largest international collaboration yet involving educationally relevant data on students' engagement in higher education. Leaders of established national collaborations draw on their experiences with hundreds of institutions to contribute their insights. Framed by their cultural and educational contexts, they discuss issues concerning first-year learners, international students, part-time and distance learners, as well as teaching and leadership in support of student learning. Each chapter outlines strategies based on national case studies and presents perspectives supported by concrete examples of how these have played out in diverse settings. The book suggests mechanisms that can be used by institutions, ministries and quality agencies around the world.

Job Satisfaction around the Academic World (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian Dobson, Leo... Job Satisfaction around the Academic World (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek
R3,552 Discovery Miles 35 520 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Higher education systems have changed all over the world, but not all have changed in the same ways. Although system growth and so-called massification have been worldwide themes, there have been system-specific changes as well. It is these changes that have an important impact on academic work and on the opinions of the staff that work in higher education. The academic profession has a key role to play in producing the next generations of knowledge workers, and this task will be more readily achieved by a contented academic workforce working within well-resourced teaching and research institutions. This volume tells the story of academics' opinions about the changes in their own countries.

The "Changing Academic Profession" (CAP) survey has provided researchers and policy makers with the capacity to compare the academic profession around the world. Built around national analyses of the survey this book examines academics' opinions on a range of issues to do with their job satisfaction. Following an introduction that considers the job satisfaction literature as it relates to higher education, country-based chapters examine aspects of job satisfaction within each country.

Student Engagement in Campus-Based and Online Education - University Connections (Paperback): Hamish Coates Student Engagement in Campus-Based and Online Education - University Connections (Paperback)
Hamish Coates
R1,437 Discovery Miles 14 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Blended learning is firmly established in universities around the world, yet to date little attention has been paid to how students are enaging with this style of learning. Presenting a theoretically-based and empirically-validated model of engagement, this book examines the application of the model to improve the quality and productivity of university education. Covering the key qualities of blended learning, it analyses how online learning influences campus-based education, develops the student perspective of online learning, examines online learning systems as agents of change, provides insights and guidance for educational developers and administrators attempting to improve quality of learning, and considers how institutions can maximise educational returns from large investments in online learning technologies. Illustrated with case studies and developing ideas for practice, this book will be valuable reading for researchers and developers keen to improve their understanding of the emerging dynamics of contemporary student engagement with online learning.

Student Engagement in Campus-Based and Online Education - University Connections (Hardcover): Hamish Coates Student Engagement in Campus-Based and Online Education - University Connections (Hardcover)
Hamish Coates
R3,140 R2,730 Discovery Miles 27 300 Save R410 (13%) Out of stock

Universities need to better understand their students. "Student Engagement in Campus-based and Online Education" presents a new analysis of the contemporary student experience. It maps out an approach for understanding online learning in campus-based education.
With illustrative case studies to augment analysis of the student experience, this book:
- reviews the incorporation of online learning into higher education
- pinpoints critical gaps in contemporary understanding and practice
- offers sophisticated mechanisms for assessing and evaluating student engagement
- develops rich pictures of key qualities and styles of student engagement
- advances strategies for leveraging online learning to enhance campus-based education
"Student Engagement in Campus-based and Online" "Education" is an enduring contribution to our understanding of higher education. It addresses a cluster of issues surrounding the quality of the student experience. It offers insights and guidance for faculty and administrators, and will be valuable reading for researchers and academic developers keen to improve their understanding of contemporary student engagement.

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education (Hardcover): Hamish Coates, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Hans Anand... Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in Higher Education (Hardcover)
Hamish Coates, Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Hans Anand Pant
R2,885 R2,511 Discovery Miles 25 110 Save R374 (13%) Out of stock

This book examines important advances and offers a realistic image of the state of the art in student learning outcomes assessment in higher education-a field close to the core of nearly every higher education institution. Producing sound information on what students know and can do is critical to higher education practitioners and future social prosperity. Spanning international, national and institutional developments, the book presents methodological and empirical insights, highlights research challenges, and showcases the enormous progress made in recent years. The book will be of interest to researchers in education assessment and neighbouring fields, and stakeholders like institutional leaders, teachers and graduate employers looking for better insight on returns, governments searching for information to assist with funding and regulation, and members of the public wanting more clarity about outcomes and public investment. This book was originally published as a special issue of Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education.

Innovations in Asian Higher Education (Hardcover): Zhou Zhong, Hamish Coates, Shi Jinghuan Innovations in Asian Higher Education (Hardcover)
Zhou Zhong, Hamish Coates, Shi Jinghuan
R2,630 R2,292 Discovery Miles 22 920 Save R338 (13%) Out of stock

This Asian Higher Education Outlook (AHEO) series is produced in collaboration with the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), a network of 15 leading universities. This book focuses on education innovation in the world's biggest higher education region. With contributions from every AUA university, the book articulates innovations in teaching innovation, reforms in doctoral education, and maturing forms of online and mobile education. The book reveals the growing role universities are playing in sustainable development, charts strategies for boosting universities' social contributions, and reviews the futures being designed by these leading universities. The book offers case studies and authoritative insights from primary research, and reveals trends in policy and practice. It is a must-read for people working anywhere in the world with an interest in higher education.

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