HIGHER EDUCATION IN A CONTEXT OF CHANGE
Higher education is a vast topic: so no account of it within a reasonable compass can realistically aim to be encyclopedic. It is also heavily value-laden: so impartiality is an equally unattainable goal. The overview that follows, therefore, is both selective and personal. Its aim is to present the subject in a way that may be of interest to non-specialist readers, avoiding where possible the pervasive jargon and the abundant acronyms which characterise much of the relevant technical literature.
Bibliographical references have been limited, wherever possible, to sources which should be relatively easy to buy from, or order through, a good bookshop, or to access or borrow through inter-library ...