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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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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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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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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.

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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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Jakob Krause-Jensen and Christina Garsten

Over the past decades, higher education has been profoundly restructured across the world. With remarkable consistency educational reforms have been put forward that rest on a particular and similar rationale: to achieve global competitiveness and adapt to the advent of the so-called ‘knowledge economy’. The ramifications for universities have been dramatic: institutions have changed, roles of students and university employees have been re-defined and the concept of knowledge itself altered.

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Sarah Amsler

How can higher education for the common good and progressive social change be organised within conditions of advanced capitalism? What forms can and should democratic higher education take in the future, and how will they emerge? These

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Editorial

Walking on the edge: Educational praxis in higher education

Lill Langelotz, Kathleen Mahon, and Giulia Messina Dahlberg

’ and its relevance for contemporary times, and finally highlighting key ideas and questions raised by the articles. Universities all over the world are at a critical point historically. In an era characterised by increasingly complex higher education