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Re-Becoming Universities? : Higher Education Institutions in Networked Knowledge Societies (Hardcover)

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This book provides an overview of the major findings of the comparative research project, Changes in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Society (CINHEKS). The main aim of this international comparative research project is the analysis of how Higher education institutions are networked within distinct knowledge societies in two key regions of the world: Europe and the United States of America. This research project was carried out in four European countries (Finland, Germany, Portugal and the United Kingdom) and in two different states in the United States of America. The analysis is contextually grounded in both a comparative historical and discourse analysis concerning the main developments and understandings of the ideas surrounding the term knowledge society, in all countries concerned. Empirical elaboration is established via a series of sequential studies, each building, incrementally, on the previous study. These studies include institutional profiles of higher education institutions, institutional case studies, and an international comparative survey that illuminates academics’ social networks.     The research findings have not been published before and broaden our understanding of the differences and similarities in how higher education institutions and individual academics are networked within societies that understand themselves as knowledge societies. The book  introduces a novel perspective, which asserts contemporary societies have evolved into Networked Knowledge Societies. Methodologically, the book both challenges and raises the bar for previous approaches in comparative higher education, in terms of research design, execution and lays the groundwork for a new generation of international comparative higher education research.  ?
Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Education, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sociology / General, Higher, Comparative
Series Title: The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: March 18, 2016
TCIN: 51153646
UPC: 9789401773683
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-6050

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