ABSTRACT

This edited volume will be an important and key resource for managers, researchers, and policy makers in the field of Higher Education and Further Education. It offers insights into a radical new way of organizing post-compulsory education on an international basis that directly promotes a social justice agenda (i.e., widening of student participation). Around the world post-compulsory education is divided between Universities and Community-based Colleges. Universities are typically concerned with "higher" education, while community based colleges focus on "further" and technical education. In response to a range of social and economic forces there has been a growth in the number of dual sector institutions (or "duals") that span this divide. Challenging Boundaries brings together leading international thinkers, policy analysts, academic managers, and researchers who question whether duals can provide relevant education to students and appropriate graduates for the economy, while also offering greater opportunities to disadvantaged students. Challenging Boundaries provides an analysis of the potential of "dual sector" institutions in North America, UK, South Africa, and Australasia.

This volume draws on the very latest research findings and effectively looks to:

  • Challenge conventional thinking about post-compulsory education
  • Demonstrate how a number of institutions internationally are addressing the organizational, managerial, and cultural challenges of operating as dual sector universities
  • Combine the latest research in the field from a range of international scholars with operational insights from university leaders
  • Provide a key resource for education policy makers and researchers and students of educational policy and management at masters and doctoral level

part I|44 pages

Challenges

chapter 1|10 pages

Further, Higher, Better?

ByNEIL GARROD, BRUCE MACFARLANE

chapter 2|16 pages

Further and Higher: A Philosophical Divide?

ByJOHN WHITE

chapter 3|16 pages

Post-secondary Education and Social Justice

ByLEESA WHEELAHAN

part II|100 pages

Systems Responses

chapter 4|12 pages

Norway: Separate but Connected

ByROMULO PINHEIRO, SVEIN KYVIK

chapter 5|18 pages

Australia: The Emergence of Dual Sector Universities

ByGAVIN MOODIE

chapter 6|16 pages

England: Merging to Progress

ByNEIL GARROD

chapter 7|18 pages

Canada: What's in a Title?

ByROBERT FLEMING, GORDON R. LEE

chapter 8|16 pages

New Zealand: The Impact of the Market

ByJOHN WEBSTER

chapter 9|18 pages

South Africa: (re)Forming A Sector

ByMARTIN OOSTHUIZEN

part III|56 pages

Operational Responses

chapter 10|14 pages

Governance

ByROGER BARNSLEY, JOHN SPARKS

chapter 11|12 pages

Careers

ByNEIL GARROD, BRUCE MACFARLANE

chapter 12|14 pages

Community

ByBRONTE NEYLAND, LESLIE "SKIP" TRIPLETT

chapter 13|14 pages

Curriculum

ByNEIL GARROD, LIZ WARR