ERIC Number: EJ703829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May-1
Reference Count: 112
The Politics and Economics of Postapartheid Higher Education Transformation
Ntshoe, Isaac M.
Comparative Education Review, v48 n2 p202 May 2004
The discourses of neoliberalism and global market competition dominate social and economic agendas at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In particular, global competition and new managerialism have underpinned the recent emphases on accountability and administrative efficiency, and there has been a permeation of contemporary business practices and private sector ideas or values in public sector institutions. Although there is general agreement on the need to reform higher education and training (HET) provision in this context, such reform efforts are often characterized by competing interests, contradictions, and even compromises. This article discusses those reform efforts in detail.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competition, Private Sector, Public Sector, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Politics of Education, Economic Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa