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Transculturality in higher education

Supporting students’ experiences through praxis

Heidi A. Smith

In recent decades, higher education across the world has restructured itself to meet the needs of global competitiveness and embraced the knowledge economy ( Krause-Jensen and Garsten 2014 ). Through embracing ‘information technology

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Aimee Haley

In the latter half of the twentieth century, higher education systems around the world expanded and the number of higher education institutions increased. This expansion is often referred to as a massification of the higher education system ( Trow

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Catherine N. Butcher

, pedagogy and curriculum radically different from the prevailing system. Because of the near-hegemony of the marketised and corporatised forms of higher education, I searched for exemplars of very different imaginaries and considered how they might be

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Matias Thuen Jørgensen and Lena Brogaard

Higher education institutions increasingly face diverse student populations with learners from different backgrounds and with varying educational experience ( Boelens et al. 2018 ; Fry et al. 2008 ; Ramburuth and McCormick 2001 ; Tomlinson and

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Mike Neary and Joss Winn

In this participatory action research project, we sought to develop a framework for higher education based on an existing alternative institutional form of co-operative association that attempts to address issues of ownership and control over

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Neoliberal student activism in Brazilian higher education

The case of ‘Students For Liberty Brasil’

Evandro Coggo Cristofoletti and Milena Pavan Serafim

of a free market society, such as competitiveness, entrepreneurship and individualism. This article aims to analyse how and why neoliberal think tanks, especially between 2010 to 2020, have been acting in the field of higher education in Brazil

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Creating a reflective space in higher education

The case of a Swedish course for professional principals

Katina Thelin

context of higher education, and from a pedagogical praxis perspective, this recognition of the importance of reflection has created a need to develop reflective learning environments for aspiring or practising professionals. From the perspective of

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Peripheries within the higher education centres

Internationalisation experiences in Finland and UK

Sonja Trifuljesko and On Hee Choi

While the three cases in the previous article elucidated peripheries in the Global South, analysing three countries’ top-down efforts to regain their own agencies in contemporary global higher education institutions, this article focuses on the

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Olivia Mason and Nick Megoran

. Precarity and casualisation in higher education In 2010, the CEO of crowd-working company CrowdFlower, Lukas Biewald, told an audience that: before the Internet, it would be really difficult to find someone, sit them down for ten minutes and get them

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Anthony Rausch

This article examines the impact of contemporary higher education policy at a rural university in Japan. Hirosaki University, although a national university with an attached medical school, is far from the centre of academia in Japan, with a comparatively low ranking among national universities in Japan, and severe budget constraints. The policies that influence the trajectory of the university simultaneously illustrate two dimensions. On the one hand, they reflect global trends of neoliberal higher educational governance as these unfold in a leading nation-state within Asia. On the other hand, they show how policies originating within central government ministries and dictated by population and budget dynamics yield a highly localised outcome that forces a peripheral university to concentrate its efforts predominantly in its own community.