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Generational Encounters with Higher Education

The Academic–Student Relationship and the University Experience

By Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant and Anwesa Chatterjee

Published

13 Mar 2020

Page count

180 pages

ISBN

978-1529209778

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

13 Mar 2020

Page count

180 pages

ISBN

978-1529209808

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Generational Encounters with Higher Education

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The 21st century has witnessed significant changes to the structures and policies framing Higher Education. But how do these changes in norms, values, and purpose shape the generation now coming of age?

Employing a generational analysis, this book offers an original approach to the study of education. It explores the qualitative dimensions of the relationship between academics and students, and examines wider issues of culture and socialisation, from tuition fees and student mental health, to social mobility and employment.

This is a timely contribution to current debates about the University and an invaluable resource for those interested in education, youth, and intergenerational relations.

"A must-read for anyone interested in grasping how the experience of Higher Education has altered. It offers a unique insight into the process of generational change and the transformation of the role of the academic.’ Frank Furedi, University of Kent

Jennie Bristow is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Sarah Cant is Principal Lecturer in Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Anwesa Chatterjee is Research Assistant in the School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Introduction: The Emergence of a ‘Graduate Generation’

The Rise of Student Choice, and the Decline of Academic Autonomy

Generational Expectations and Experiences of Higher Education

The Changing Role of the Academic

A Mental Health ‘Crisis’?

Growing Up, Moving On? University and the Transition to Adulthood

Conclusion: The Generational Responsibility of the University