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ERIC Number: EJ1121387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-26
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1207-7798
"Strengthening" Ontario Universities: A Neoliberal Reconstruction of Higher Education
Rigas, Bob; Kuchapski, Renée
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n180 p47-70 Nov 2016
This paper reviews neoliberalism as an ideology that has influenced higher education generally and Ontario higher education in particular. It includes a discourse analysis of "Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge" (Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities, 2012), a government discussion paper developed to focus roundtable conversations on the future of higher education in the province. The analysis reveals that, by framing higher education around such market values as competition, productivity, private interest, and profit, the discussion paper supports the government in its continuing efforts to construct, normalize, and advance a neoliberal vision of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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