Universities and Globalization: Critical Perspectives

Universities and Globalization: Critical Perspectives

by Janice K. Currie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761910654

ISBN-13: 9780761910657

Pub. Date: 08/18/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The selections in this book help illustrate the editors' contentions that globalization presents clear disadvantages as well as benefits to all citizens. Globalization's effects on higher education are not likely to be uniform, nor are the outcomes an inevitable process. The future of the university as a place where society can examine itself critically is at stake,…  See more details below

Overview

The selections in this book help illustrate the editors' contentions that globalization presents clear disadvantages as well as benefits to all citizens. Globalization's effects on higher education are not likely to be uniform, nor are the outcomes an inevitable process. The future of the university as a place where society can examine itself critically is at stake, and this volume will be a strong contributor to the debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761910657
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/18/1998
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
Pt. IGlobalization as an Analytical Concept and Local Policy Responses15
2Globalization and Education Policy in Australia21
3National Higher Education Policies in a Global Economy45
Pt. IINational Responses to Globalization71
4The Changing Political Economy: The Private and Public Lives of Canadian Universities77
5The Service University in Service Societies: The Norwegian Experience99
6The Last Decade of Higher Education Reform in Australia and France: Different Constraints, Differing Choices, in Higher Education Politics and Policies123
Pt. IIIGlobalizing Practices: Corporate Managerialism, Accountability, and Privatization141
7Micro-Economic Reform Through Managerialism in American and Australian Universities153
8Don't Count your Blessings: The Social Accomplishments of Performance Indicators173
9Changing Accountability and Autonomy at the "Coalface" of Academic Work in Australia193
10The Entrepreneurial University: Macro and Micro Perspectives From the United States213
Pt. IVTransnational and Supranational Institutions and Mechanisms235
11Globalization and Distance Education Mega-Institutions: Mega-Ambivalence241
12Globalization, the OECD, and Australian Higher Education257
13Reshaping the Educational Agendas of Mexican Universities: The Impact of NAFTA275
14Conclusion: Repositioning the Local Through Alternative Responses to Globalization295
Glossary of Acronyms315
Index319
About the Authors335

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