Global Inequalities and Higher Education Whose interests are we serving?

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  • Copyright: 2010-08-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This book examines how higher education has contributed to widening inequalities and might contribute to change. By exploring questions of access, finance and pedagogy, it considers global higher education as a space for understanding the promises and pressures associated with competing demands for economic growth, equity, sustainability and democracy.

Author Biography

VINCENT CARPENTIER is a lecturer in History of Education in the Faculty of Policy and Society, Institute of Education, University of London.  He is the course leader for the MA in Higher and Professional Education.  He is also a co-editor of the London Review of Education.  Vincent's research examines the historical links between education and economic systems. He has recently completed an ESRC-funded research project. The research aimed at providing a long-term insight into the mechanisms between funding, widening access and economic aspects on higher education in order to contribute to contemporary debates in the UK and France. He conducts his academic work in both French and English and the results of his interdisciplinary research have been published in France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
ELAINE UNTERHALTER contributes to teaching on post graduate courses in education and international development at the Institute of Education. She specialises in gender, education and development and is currently leading two research projects with this focus, one funded by the ESRC and one by ActionAid. She has extensive experience of editing collections of papers and journals. Her most recent edited collections are published by Palgrave (with Melanie Walker, 2007, Amartya Sens capability approach and social justice in education) and with Oxfam with Sheila Aikman. 2005, Beyond Access: Transforming policy and practice for gender equality in education). She is one of the co-editors of the journal Theory and Research in Education. (published by sage).

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. vii
Series Editors' Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgementsp. x
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Notes on the Contributorsp. xv
Introduction: Whose Interests are We Serving? Global Inequalities and Higher Educationp. 1
Mapping Inequalities Conceptually
Educating the Other: Standpoint and Theory in the 'Internationalization' of Higher Educationp. 43
Global Learning in a NeoLiberal Age: Implications for Developmentp. 66
Considering Equality, Equity and Higher Education Pedagogies in the Context of Globalizationp. 91
Some Dimensions of Inequalities
Global Rankings of Universities: A Perverse and Present Burdenp. 117
Public-Private Substitution in Higher Education Funding and Kondratiev Cycles: The Impacts on Home and International Studentsp. 142
The Inter-Relationship of Employment, Marriage and Higher Education among Pakistani Students in the UKp. 172
Globalization Perspectives and Cultural Exclusion in Mexican Higher Educationp. 197
Struggling for Equality
Pedagogy for Rich Human Being-ness in Global Timesp. 219
Tackling Inequality Through Quality: A Comparative Case Study Using Bernsteinian Conceptsp. 241
Development Education, Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship and Higher Education: Towards a Transformatory Approach to Learningp. 268
Globalization and the Professional Ethic of the Professoriatp. 287
Indexp. 312
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