Higher education in Ireland : practices, policies and possibilities
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Physical description
- xv, 256 p. ; 23 cm
LA669.63 .H55 2014
- Unknown LA669.63 .H55 2014
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. The Transformation of Higher Education in Ireland, 1945-80-- John Walsh 2. A Contemporary History of Irish Higher Education, 1980-2011-- John Walsh 3. From Seaweed and Peat to Pills and Very Small Things: Knowledge Production and Higher Education in the Irish Context-- Andrew Loxley 4. Bildung and Life-Long Learning: Emancipation and Control-- Aidan Seery 5. Ireland and the Field of Higher Education: A Bourdieusian Perspective-- Michael Grenfell 6. Prospects for a Private, Indigenous and For-Profit University in Dublin-- David Limond 7. Measures and Metrics and Academic Labour-- Andrew Loxley 8. A Critical Journey Towards Lifelong Learning: Including Non-Traditional Students in University-- Ted Fleming and Fergal Finnegan 9. Student Experience and Engagement in Higher Education in Ireland-- Anne Murphy 10. Bologna: Consonance or Dissonance?-- Frank McMahon 11. Changing Curriculum and Assessment Mindsets in Higher Education-- Damien Murchan 12. E-Learning and Higher Education: Hyperbole and Reality-- Tom Farrelly 13. Academic Professional Development in Ireland-- Carmel O'Sullivan 14. Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning in Irish Higher Education-- Ciara O'Farrell.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The Irish higher education system provides a valuable case study of a small European system in an era of exceptional policy demands, economic uncertainty and societal change. This collection provides the first in-depth, interdisciplinary and overarching review of the current state of Irish higher education. The analysis is framed by the history of the Irish system, the development of European and national policies and the unique intersection of social and cultural forces at work in Ireland today. The authors are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and institutions, providing a comprehensive overview and a diversity of perspectives.
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- Publication date
- edited by Andrew Loxley, Aidan Seery and John Walsh (School of Education, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).