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ERIC Number: EJ821104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Distinct Pathways: Tracing the Origins and History of Private Higher Education in South Africa
Kruss, Glenda
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v3 n3 p261-279 Nov 2005
In much of the literature on the privatisation of higher education, it appears as both a relatively recent phenomenon, and one that is homogenous in its causes, forms and effects. Drawing on the case of South Africa, this study challenges these assumptions, suggesting that without a sense of the long history of private provision and its interwoven relationship with public higher education in that country, it is difficult to appreciate fully the effects of global and local dynamics. The paper draws on an empirical study conducted in 2001 to provide a historical sweep of private provision prior to 1990, before tracing the origins and history of contemporary cases. The analysis demonstrates that there are four distinct pathways to the establishment of private institutions, related to global pressures towards the marketisation and diversification of higher education. Distinct forms of private providers are shaped by the complex global, national and historical dynamics and relationships with the public higher education sector described. (Contains 1 figure and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa