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Universities for a New World
Making a Global Network in International Higher Education, 1913-2013

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October 2013 | 478 pages | SAGE India
Universities for a New World takes the Centenary of the ‘Association of Commonwealth Universities’ (ACU) as its point of departure in exploring what a 2009 ‘United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’ (UNESCO) Report has evocatively termed an ‘academic revolution’ in modern higher education.

The book succinctly explores the rise of the ACU as the world’s oldest network of universities, before focussing primarily on that protean ‘revolution’ in higher education provision - with a particular sampling of the diverse Commonwealth experience across the globe. Gains as well as losses are analysed through critical and interrelated essays. Transformation may have been inevitable, but progress towards greater participation rates has not always been manifested through quality provision for students or societies at large. Measuring those changes to universities is inherently challenging as transformations are still proceeding apace. The volume accordingly concludes with informed perspectives on the potential future(s) of universities in the 21st century. Paradoxically, further change is now the only constant for higher education in an era of globalisation.
Thomas H B Symons
Foreword: 'Commonwealth of Learning': A Personal Perspective
E Nigel Harris
Foreword: A Transformative Journey: The ACU Network at 100
 
Preface
Deryck M Schreuder
Introduction: Why Universities? Anatomy of Global Change for Old and New Universities
 
I: HISTORY: NETWORK AND ‘NEW WORLD’
 
Prelude
Tamson Pietsch
Out of Empire: The Universities’ Bureau and the Congresses of the Universities of the British Empire, 1913 - 36
Graeme Davies and Svava Bjarnason
After Empire: The ‘London Model’ Transformed since the Second World War
Svava Bjarnason and Graeme Davies
Knowledge Nations: Making the Global University ‘Revolution’
John Kirkland and Nicholas Mulhern
From ‘Imperial Bureau’ to ‘International Network’, 1913 - 2013: Capacity-building in a Global Era
 
II: TRANSFORMATIONS: INSTRUMENTS AND SYMBOLS OF CHANGE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
 
Prelude
John Daniel, Asha Kanwar and Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic
Q: Will E-Learning Disrupt Higher Education? A: Massively!
Jasbir Singh and Dorothy Garland
Equity and Leadership: Evaluating the ACU’s Gender Programme and Other Global Initiatives
David Woodhouse
Quality Assurance: Practice and Critique
Hilary Perraton
International Student Mobility: Lessons from the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Peter Williams
Developing Policy Priorities in Access, Equity and Excellence: An Agenda for Tertiary Change
 
III : ‘IMPACT’: REGIONAL CASE STUDIES IN ACCESS, EQUITY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
 
Prelude
Michael Omolewa
Out of Africa: The University Ideal Faces Challenge and Change
Pawan Agarwal
Asia: Higher Education in India and Pakistan: Common Origin, Different Trajectories
Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington
‘Dominion’ Legacies: The Australian Experience
E Nigel Harris
Small States: Higher Education in the English-speaking Caribbean
 
IV: PROSPECT: UNIVERSITY FUTURES
 
Prelude
Michael Gibbons
The Rise of ‘Postmodern’ Universities? The Power of Innovation
Colin Lucas
Looking Forward: Reflections for Universities in the Twenty-first Century
John Wood
Mission Impossible? The Challenge of ‘Institutional Character’ for Twenty-first Century Universities
 
V: APPENDICES OF DATA
 
Appendix 1: ACU Membership: 1931 - 2012
 
Appendix 2: Profiles of ACU Executive Officers (Secretary/Secretary-General): 1913 -
 
Index

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Deryck M. Schreuder

Deryck M Schreuder is an international historian and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. He was a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford from Central Africa, and has worked in eight Commonwealth universities (in Africa, the UK, Canada, and Australia). He was Challis Professor of History at the University of Sydney, before becoming Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, and later Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia. He was President of the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee in 2002–04. He has published (with Stuart Ward) the ‘Australia’ volume in the Oxford History of the... More About Author

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