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Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education

Higher Education for and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals

Authors: McCowan, Tristan

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  • Examines how the university can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Expands upon the idea of the 'developmental university', characterised by porous boundaries with society and community engagement
  • Includes case studies from various global regions to explore how this model can be revived
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This book analyses the role of the university in working towards the Sustainable Development Goals. In contrast to the previous Millennium Development Goals, higher education is seen to have a crucial role in this new agenda. Yet how can the university fulfil these weighty expectations, and are the dominant trends in higher education supporting or undermining this vision? This book draws on the idea of the ‘developmental university’, a model characterised by its porous boundaries with society and commitment to teaching, research and community engagement in the public interest. The author examines case studies from Latin America, Africa and other regions to analyse how this model can be revived, countering recent trends of marketisation, status competition and unbundling. The book also considers alternatives to the developmental model drawing on indigenous knowledge systems, looking beyond the SDG framework to the creation of a new form of society. This timely volume will be of interest and value to those working in the field of sustainable development, and to students and scholars of comparative education, international development and higher education studies. 


     

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Tristan McCowan is Professor of International Education at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK. His research interests centre around higher education and international development, with particular focus on Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education for and beyond the Sustainable Development Goals
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Higher Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19597-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19597-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19596-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-19599-1
Series ISSN
2662-4214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 359
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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