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Palgrave Macmillan

Higher Education in Ireland

Practices, Policies and Possibilities

ISBN 9781137289872
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The Irish higher education system provides a valuable case study of a small European system in an era of exceptional policy demands, economic uncertainty and societal change. This collection provides the first in-depth, interdisciplinary and overarching review of the current state of Irish higher education. The analysis is framed by the history of the Irish system, the development of European and national policies and the unique intersection of social and cultural forces at work in Ireland today. The authors are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and institutions, providing a comprehensive overview and a diversity of perspectives.

Andrew Loxley is Director of Professional Doctorate in Education at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Aidan Seery is Lecturer in Educational Theory and the Director of the Cultures, Academic Values and Education Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

John Walsh is Ussher Lecturer in Higher Education at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

1. The Transformation of Higher Education in Ireland, 1945-80; John Walsh

2. A Contemporary History of Irish Higher Education, 1980-2011; John Walsh

3. From Seaweed and Peat to Pills and Very Small Things: Knowledge Production and Higher Education in the Irish Context; Andrew Loxley

4. Bildung and Life-Long Learning: Emancipation and Control; Aidan Seery

5. Ireland and the Field of Higher Education: A Bourdieusian Perspective; Michael Grenfell

6. Prospects for a Private, Indigenous and For-Profit University in Dublin; David Limond

7. Measures and Metrics and Academic Labour; Andrew Loxley

8. A Critical Journey Towards Lifelong Learning: Including Non-Traditional Students in University; Ted Fleming and Fergal Finnegan

9. Student Experience and Engagement in Higher Education in Ireland; Anne Murphy

10. Bologna: Consonance or Dissonance?; Frank McMahon

11. Changing Curriculum and Assessment Mindsets in Higher Education; Damien Murchan

12. E-Learning and Higher Education: Hyperbole and Reality; Tom Farrelly

13. Academic Professional Development in Ireland; Carmel O'Sullivan

14. Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning in Irish Higher Education; Ciara O'Farrell

Tom Farrelly, Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland

Ted Fleming, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland

Michael Grenfell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Frank McMahon, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

David Limond, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Damian Murchan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Anne Murphy, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Carmel O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Ciara O'Farrell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


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