What Undermines Higher Education

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About the author:
Dr Stefan Popenici is an academic, public speaker and author with extensive international experience in higher education and research in countries including USA, UK, Israel, Austria, Canada, China, France, Italy, Hungary, Philippines, Serbia, The Republic of Moldova, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Georgia. Stefan Popenici's publications are focused on innovation and imagination in education; educational policies and reform; equity in higher education; educational change and student engagement; internationalisation of higher education; project management, development and change in higher education.
Stefan Popenici's experience, projects and public profile reflect an in-depth understanding of higher education with a remarkable vision for the future of universities.

Sharon Kerr is Manager, Macquarie University Accessibility Services. She joined Macquarie University in 2000 as a Lecturer in Education and subsequently progressed to a number of management positions in the area of e-learning. Sharon was responsible for the educational design of the first online degree offered by Macquarie University through Open Universities Australia. Now, in addition to lecturing, she manages the unit Macquarie University Accessibility Services which she initiated in 2004.

What Undermines Higher Education

and How This Impacts Employment, Economies and Our Democracies

Authored by Stefan Popenici
Authored with Sharon Kerr

What Undermines Higher Education explores "big challenges" for colleges and universities around the world. From rising inequality, decline of academic rigor, graduate unemployment and underemployment, this book is an important reading for scholars and students, policy makers and parents and encourages all to explore what they have taken for granted over the last decades. Stefan Popenici and Sharon Kerr present here risks and opportunities for higher education in a courageous approach. The impact of new technologies (with a focus on MOOCs), commercialization and internationalisation. These are presented in a conversational style, explaining complex issues through storytelling and comprehensible explanations of data and evidence. Their heretic approach to social and academic issues opens for important discussions and provides an enjoyable lecture for readers around the world.

Publication Date:
1482390469 / 9781482390469
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Education / Higher

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