ERIC Number: ED424843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Universities and Globalization: Critical Perspectives.
Currie, Jan, Ed.; Newson, Janice, Ed.
The 14 papers in this collection examine how a globalizing political economy affects the way universities are governed, discussing practices such as managerialism, accountability, and privatization which represent a shift toward business values and a market agenda. Part 1 gives a theoretical overview of the globalization agenda. Part 2 gives three examples of national responses to the globalization agenda. Part 3 considers how universities have been shaped by particular globalization practices such as corporate managerialism. Part 4 looks at higher education institutions that cross national borders (such as distance education universities) and supranational regulatory agencies. The individual chapters are: (1) "Introduction" (Jan Currie); (2) "Globalization and Education Policy in Australia" (Janice Dudley); (3) "National Higher Education Policies in a Global Economy" (Sheila Slaughter); (4) "The Changing Political Economy: The Private and Public Lives of Canadian Universities" (Donald Fisher and Kjell Rubenson); (5) "The Service University in Service Societies: The Norwegian Experience" (Arild Tjeldvoll); (6) "The Last Decade of Higher Education Reform in Australia and France: Different Constraints, Differing Choices, in Higher Education Politics and Policies" (Richard DeAngelis); (7) "Micro-Economic Reform Through Managerialism in American and Australian Universities" (Jan Currie and Lesley Vidovich); (8)"Don't Count Your Blessings: The Social Accomplishments of Performance Indicators" (Claire Polster and Janice Newson); (9) "Changing Accountability and Autonomy at the 'Coalface' of Academic Work in Australia" (Lesley Vidovich and Jan Currie); (10) "The Entrepreneurial University: Macro and Micro Perspectives from the United States" (Edward H. Berman); (11) "Globalization and Distance Education Mega-Institutions: Mega-Ambivalence" (Mick Campion and David Freeman); (12) "Globalization, the OECD, and Australian Higher Education" (Robert Lingard and Fazal Rizvi); (13) "Reshaping the Educational Agendas of Mexican Universities: The Impact of NAFTA" (Heriberta Castanos-Lomnitz, Axel Didriksson, and Janice Newson); and (14) "Conclusion: Respositioning the Local Through Alternative Responses to Globalization" (Janice Newson). A glossary of acronyms and an index are included. Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, Comparative Education, Distance Education, Economics, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Governance, Higher Education, International Education, Management Systems, Politics, Privatization, School Business Relationship, Trend Analysis, Universities
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