HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW is an academic journal committed to the critical examination of post-school education. It is the policy of the Review to encourage fundamental discussion and to question received wisdom.
The Review acts on a number of assumptions: first that higher education is a stage of education to which different kinds of traditions and institutions contribute; second that there is a continuing need for fundamental re-examination of this stage - its teaching, research and control; third that answers to problems can be found in all sectors and kinds of institutions - there is no monopoly of excellence.
HIGHER EDUCATION REVIEW is committed to a problem-based epistemology. In all countries there is an urgent need to formulate the problems of post-school education, to propose alternative solutions and to test them. The policy and practice of governments and institutions require constant scrutiny. New policies and ideas are needed in all forms of post-school education as new challenges arise.
There seem to us to be five main areas in higher education where fundamental discussion is needed. These are:
These issues are the concern of all countries, and HIGHER EDUCATIONAL REVIEW attempts to provide a continuing commentary and critique of developments in post-school education worldwide. An independent journal is particularly well placed to mount this fundamental discussion. It can publish a variety of views, however controversial, from across the world, subject only to standards of rigour and scholarship.