Universities and Globalization: Critical Perspectives

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In this volume, the contributors consider globalization as combining a market ideology with a corresponding material set of practices drawn from the world of business. Issues of managerialism, privatization and accountability - central values in business - have become central for universities and their administrators as well. The selections in the book help to illustrate the editors' contentions that globalization presents clear disadvantages as well as benefits, and that its effect on higher education is neither likely to be uniform nor the outcomes inevitable.

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Editorial Reviews

Globalization may have superseded postmodernism as the construct du jour. Contributors from economic, sociology, and education departments reflect on how global economic and political forces have infiltrated academia. Fourteen papers address globalization as an analytical concept and local policy responses, national responses, globalizing practices, and trans/supranational institutions and mechanisms. From the perspective of the longest academic staff strike at a Toronto university, the conclusion advocates repositioning the local through alternative responses to globalization. Mercifully includes a glossary of acronyms. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761910657
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/18/1998
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Globalization and Education Policy in Australia - Janice Dudley
National Higher Education Policies in a Global Economy - Sheila Slaughter
The Changing Political Economy - Donald Fisher and Kjell Rubenson
The Private and Public Lives of Canadian Universities
The Service University in Service Societies - Arild Tjeldvoll
The Norwegian Experience
The Last Decade of Higher Education Reform in Australia and France - Richard De Angelis
Different Constraints, Differing Choices in Higher Education Politics and Policies
Micro-Economic Reform through Managerialism in American and Australian Universities - Jan Currie and Lesley Vidovich
Don't Count Your Blessings - Claire Polster and Janice Newson
The Social Accomplishments of Performance Indicators
Changing Accountability and Autonomy at the 'Coalface' of Academic Work in Australia - Lesley Vidovich and Jan Currie
The Entrepreneurial University - Edward Berman
Macro and Micro Perspectives from the United States
Globalization and Distance Education Mega-Institutions - Mick Campion and David Freeman
Globalization, the OECD, and Australian Higher Education - Robert Lingard and Fazal Rizvi
Reshaping the Educational Agendas of Mexican Universities - Janice Newson, Heriberta CastaƱos-Lomnitz and Axel Didriksson
The Impact of NAFTA
CONCLUSION - Janice Newson
Repositioning the Local through Alternative Responses to Globalization

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