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ERIC Number: EJ718589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Global Patterns, Local Options? Some Implications for South Africa of International Changes in Higher Education
Bundy, Colin
Perspectives in Education, v23 n2 p85-98 Jun 2005
This article, firstly, analyses changes in higher education internationally since about 1980. It shows that essentially similar shifts -- massification, marketisation and managerialism, overseen by the regulatory state -- emerged with striking synchronicity in advanced capitalist societies. Secondly, it argues that since 1994 these international trends have impacted substantially on higher education practices and policies in South Africa. It asks whether such impact has compromised policies designed to transform higher education provision and outcomes. Can local priorities and principles withstand what is in effect an overall policy package -- ideologically coherent, internationally endorsed -- shaping policy choices elsewhere?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa