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ERIC Number: EJ815973
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Changing Accountabilities in Higher Education as China "Opens up" to Globalisation
Vidovich, Lesley; Yang, Rui; Currie, Jan
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v5 n1 p89-107 Mar 2007
This paper focuses on changing accountability policies/practices in higher education as China rapidly "opens up" to the global knowledge economy. It reports empirical findings from two case study universities, using respondents' voices, and then raises issues for critical reflection. Increasingly prescriptive and punitive neo-liberal accountabilities have come to prevail in Chinese higher education, although "new" accountability mechanisms have not simply replaced the "old" but, arguably, they have coalesced into a potentially unstable hybrid of accountability relationships. We argue the need to dislodge the hegemony of neo-liberal accountabilities, and to continually--and critically--navigate "local" needs within "global" contexts, as policies evolve. (Contains 1 note.)
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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: China