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Title Universities and the production of elites : discourses, policies, and strategies of excellence and stratification in higher education / Roland Bloch, Alexander Mitterle, Catherine Paradeise, Tobias Peter, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Palgrave studies in global higher education
Palgrave studies in global higher education.
Summary This text explores how universities as organizations influence and construct the production of academic elites and elitist institutions. It analyzes the role played by the reorganization of higher education (HE) institutions, stimulated by new performance-based narratives aimed at building attractiveness towards stakeholders such as governments, prospective employers, academics, and students. Based on American, European, and Asian case studies of HE systems and institutions considered at various scales, the volume analyzes the consequences of increasing competition between HE institutions which are facing challenges such as the internationalization of higher education supply, the shortage of public resources and the structural changes of labor market demands
Notes Includes index
Subject Education, Higher.
Form Electronic book
Author Bloch, Roland, editor
Mitterle, Alexander, editor
Paradeise, Catherine, editor
Peter, Tobias, editor
ISBN 3319539701 (electronic bk.)
9783319539706 (electronic bk.)