© 2008

Higher Education

  • John C. Smart
  • Authoritative in the field of higher education

  • Provides state-of-the-art reviews on a wide range of topics in the study of higher education

  • Attracts annual contributions from distinguished scholars around the world

  • Chapters are frequently cited in major higher education journals


Part of the Handbook of Theory and Research book series (HATR, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael B. Paulsen, Robert K. Toutkoushian
    Pages 1-48
  3. Kenneth A. Feldman, John C. Smart, Corinna A. Ethington
    Pages 329-380
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 381-408

About this book


Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.


Europe Governance education higher education higher education, theory and research teaching

Editors and affiliations

  • John C. Smart
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MemphisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Higher Education
  • Editors John C. Smart
  • Series Title Handbook of Theory and Research
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-6958-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4020-9280-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-6959-8
  • Series ISSN 0882-4126
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
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