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Governing Cross-Border Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 190

Governing Cross-Border Higher Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-07-25
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Governing Cross-Border Higher Education examines the role of governments in relation to three key aspects of international education: student mobility; migration of international students; and transnational provision through collaboration or branch campuses. The research for this book is informed by interviews with key stakeholders in ten countries and extensive engagement with policy makers and international agencies. It analyses the ways in which governments are able to direct or at least influence these cross-border movements in higher education. The book explores key issues that national governments are invariably required to contend with in an increasingly globalised higher education ma...

Self-care
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Self-care

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004-06-02
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This book examines the widespread cultural and political consequences of the proliferation of popular health advice. It provides a key theoretical contribution to the sociological study of health and embodiment by illuminating the processes of social change that have transformed how individuals care for themselves and the ways in which power and desire now shape health behaviour. Self-Care will be of essential interest to students and academics working within the fields of sociology, health and social welfare.

The International Publishing Services Market
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 209

The International Publishing Services Market

In a globalised economy, the key issue is not necessarily geographical co-location of the links in the publishing supply chain, but rather it is the identification of productive differences between countries. This volume provides a comprehensive look at services and strategies for working effectively in the global market for publishing services.

Transnational Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Transnational Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-11-22
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  • Publisher: Routledge

While the international mobility of students is a well-established feature of higher education, the international mobility of institutions and courses on a large scale is a more novel phenomenon. Transnational education is at the leading-edge of the most fundamental changes taking place in higher education today. Topics discussed in this new volume include: the extent and form of offshore activity the pedagogical and cultural controversies that have plagued transnational education the challenges it presents to governments, educators and HE managers how governments are developing forms of regulation to integrate cross-border programs and branch-campuses into their strategic planning for the sector the new opportunities for students and institutions. Transnational Education presents a global perspective on the development of international online education, partner-supported transnational programs and international branch campuses. It provides a comprehensive and analytical account of the active role some universities are playing on the international stage and offers valuable guidance on future trends in the sector.

Developing Knowledge Workers in the Printing and Publishing Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 226

Developing Knowledge Workers in the Printing and Publishing Industries

Tenth and final volume in the C-2-C series, it provides an introduction to the intermeshed issues surrounding knowledge and learning, focusing on the particular case of the printing and publishing industries. It defines knowledge management in general terms, and relates knowledge management to the specifics of this industry sector. It discusses the role of formal documentation in the development of explicit knowledge management systems, and the essential role of publishing and content dissemination within the processes of knowledge management. It also draws links between knowledge management and new forms of learning, be these organisational learning or personal learning. Includes notes on contributors, diagrams, notes and references. Publication is a joint project of the publisher and RMIT University, based on research funded under the Infrastructure and Industry Competitiveness Scheme (EPICS) of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Science and Resources. Published in both paperback and downloadable PDF format.

Virtual Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Virtual Politics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997-12-08
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Virtual Politics is a critical overview of the new - digital - body politic, with new technologies framing the discussion of key themes in social theory. This book shows how these new technologies are altering the nature of identity and agency, the relation of self to other, and the structure of community and political representation.

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-13
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education examines current trends and challenges that face students, teachers and institutions of higher education around the globe. This book comes at a pivotal moment where many universities are offering their courses in offshore locations. Students who could once not access an international qualification can now do so without leaving their home country. The book clearly defines and takes an in-depth look at the various types of transnational education, including: institutions that have campuses abroad, teach specific courses abroad, and form partnerships with diverse schools to teach jointly. Teaching in Transnational Higher Education serves as a forum for...

Globalizing Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 311

Globalizing Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-01-01
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  • Publisher: Peter Lang

Globalizing Education: Policies, Pedagogies and Politics consists of 16 chapters that discuss different aspects of education in a globalized context. Globalization and its effects on education is the focus of many publications, and this book encompasses the perspectives of various educational politicians and educators on the key issues and their implications for education in a globalized milieu. Chapter (1): The authors begin with a definition of "globalization," and an indication of the broad conceptual framework that informs the book.; (2): This chapter draws attention to the effect of globalization on young students; "it focuses on issues of pleasure, agency, and knowledge politics"; (3):...

The Sociology of the Body
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 212

The Sociology of the Body

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-04-18
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  • Publisher: SAGE

`Through a provocative analysis, this book contextualizes, explicates and critically analyses the work of those key theorists and texts that have been most influential in refocusing our gaze on human embodiment. Upon this foundation, the author builds her own distinctive theoretical framework towards the analysis of embodiment. This is a valuable addition to the field of body studies' - Chris Shilling, University of Kent This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon. Each concept: * Includes an easy to understand definition * Provides real-world examples * Gives suggestions for further reading * Is carefully cross-referenced to other related concepts Written to meet the needs of the modern student this book offers the basic materials, tools and guidance needed study and write about the body.

From Corporate to Social Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

From Corporate to Social Media

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-03-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate to the wider social and economic context of contemporary capitalism? The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the idea that a socially responsible capitalism is possible; this suggests that capitalist media corporations can not only enable social interaction and cooperation but also be socially responsible. This book provides a critical and provocative perspective on Corpor...