The Open UniversitySkip to content

Higher education and social change

Brennan, John (2008). Higher education and social change. Higher Education, 56(3) pp. 381–393.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


An agenda for future higher education research is proposed which incorporates four interconnected elements: changing social contexts; their implications for higher education; mechanisms of interaction between higher education and society; higher education’s impact on society. The role of comparative research in investigating these topics is discussed and a set of priorities for future research questions is proposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0018-1560
Keywords: Higher education; Universities; Social change; Knowledge society; Diversity; Impact of higher education
Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 10944
Depositing User: Users 2572 not found.
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2008 17:08
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:41
Share this page:


Scopus Citations

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340