A University Education

Former Universities and Science Minister David Willetts combines a passionate advocacy of the value of a university education with a serious in-depth knowledge of the higher education sector to present his vision of what our universities ...

A University Education

In A University Education, David Willetts draws on his experience as Minister for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, as well as a broad spectrum of research and international comparisons, to offer a powerful defence of the value of higher education in the world today. If you want to read one book about our universities today, then this is it. Never one to shirk controversy either as a Minister or an author, Mr Willetts combines a passionateadvocacy of the value of a university education with a serious in-depth knowledge of the higher education sector to present his vision of what our universities can offer us - both now and in the future.

The Aims of Higher Education

This book features a group of top-notch philosophers tackling some of the biggest questions in higher education: What role should the liberal arts have in a college education?

The Aims of Higher Education

This book features a group of top-notch philosophers tackling some of the biggest questions in higher education: What role should the liberal arts have in a college education? Should colleges orient themselves to the educational demands of the business sector? What is the role of highly selective colleges in the public sphere? To what extent should they be subsidized directly, or indirectly, by the public? Should they simply teach students skills and academic knowledge, or should they play a role in shaping character, and if so to what end? Should highly selective colleges admissions practices give an edge to racial minorities, or legacies, or poor students? How much should the public purse subsidize disadvantaged students attending such institutions? These questions are fundamentally about moral and political valuesquestions of distributive justice and of what constitutes valuable education. Philosophers are trained to identify value considerations in great detailindeed, often with more precision than is ever needed for practical purposes!but most disagreements about policy and practice proceed with minimal attention to the values assumed on either side, and all sides can benefit from more clarity about exactly what moral values are at play. The philosophers here, then, address some of the fundamental questions underlying debates about higher educationand in ways that are interesting and accessible to others."

On the Scope and Nature of University Education

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

On the Scope and Nature of University Education

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A Higher Education

Tells the semi-autobiographical story of the life of a college freshman at the University of Maryland during the late 1960's.

A Higher Education


Higher Education and Social Inequalities

This volume will appeal to academics, policy makers, and commentators alike. Higher Education and Social Inequalities is an important contribution to the public and academic debate.

Higher Education and Social Inequalities

A university education has long been seen as the gateway to upward social mobility for individuals from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and as a way of reproducing social advantage for the better off. With the number of young people from the very highest socio-economic groups entering university in the UK having effectively been at saturation point for several decades, the expansion witnessed in participation rates over the last few decades has largely been achieved by a modest broadening of the base of the undergraduate population in terms of both social class and ethnic diversity. However, a growing body of evidence exists in the continuation of unequal graduate outcomes. This can be seen in terms of employment trajectories in the UK. The issue of just who enjoys access to which university, and the experiences and outcomes of graduates from different institutions remain central to questions of social justice, notably higher education’s contribution to social mobility and to the reproduction of social inequality. This collection of contemporary original writings explores these issues in a range of specific contexts, and through employing a range of theoretical and methodological approaches. The relationship between higher education and social mobility has probably never been under closer scrutiny. This volume will appeal to academics, policy makers, and commentators alike. Higher Education and Social Inequalities is an important contribution to the public and academic debate.

Metropolitan Universities

A collection of articles forming a handbook of information on Metropolitan Universities, their unique mission and characteristics.

Metropolitan Universities

A collection of articles forming a handbook of information on Metropolitan Universities, their unique mission and characteristics. It addresses the questions and concerns of faculty, students, administrators, state educational policy makers, and mayors or city managers, all of whom are involved in institutions located in or near the urban center of a metropolitan area. Johnson and Bell collected articles forming a handbook of information on metropolitan universities and their unique mission and characteristics. It addresses the questions and concerns of faculty, students, administrators, state educational policy makers, and mayors or city managers, all of whom are involved in institutions located in or near the urban center of a metropolitan area.

A History of the University in Europe Volume 2 Universities in Early Modern Europe 1500 1800

This is the second volume of a four-part History of the University in Europe, written by an international team of authors under the general editorship of Professor Walter RÜegg, which covers the development of the university in Europe ...

A History of the University in Europe  Volume 2  Universities in Early Modern Europe  1500 1800

This is the second volume of a four-part history of the university in Europe covering the period 1500 to 1800.

Learning Development in Higher Education

This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement.

Learning Development in Higher Education

This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.

Philosophers on the University

This book shows the significance of the thinking of philosophers (and other key thinkers) in understanding the university and higher education.

Philosophers on the University


Alternative Universities

Pairing a critique tempered to our current moment with an explanation of how change and disruption might contribute to a new "golden agefor higher education, Alternative Universities is an audacious and essential read.

Alternative Universities

Pairing a critique tempered to our current moment with an explanation of how change and disruption might contribute to a new "golden agefor higher education, Alternative Universities is an audacious and essential read.