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Changing Role of Women in Higher Education : Academic and Leadership Issues (Hardcover)
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This book sets out to examine the changing role of women in higher education with an emphasis on academic and leadership issues. The scope of the book is international, with a wide range of contributors whose expertise spans sociology, social science, economics, politics, public policy and linguistic studies, all of whom have a major interest in global higher education. This wide-ranging volume examines the ways in which the leadership role and academic roles of women in higher education are changing in the twenty first century. The book offers an up-to-date policy discussion of this area and is in some sense a sequel to the earlier volume by the same Editor, Women as Leaders and Managers in Higher Education. This new volume examines the state-of-art fifteen years later in a comparative way. What changes have been brought about in the ensuing years? What progress has been made? How can such progress be defined? What effect has equality legislation had on women’s roles in academe? Is diversity a factor? What is the impact of today’s fast changing technological environment? Has the nature of leadership undergone a transformation? The book combines discussion of global policy issues affecting the role of women in higher education with country case studies, several of which are comparative. Together they examine and unpack the particular situations of women in a wide range of higher education systems, from Brazil to the US to Europe to Africa and the Far East. This volume is a useful and influential addition to published work in this area, and is aimed at the intelligent general reader as well as the scholar interested in the topic.
Series Title: Changing Academy
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: October 19, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-4514