ERIC Number: EJ821410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Faculty and Student Engagement in the Argentine Grassroots Rebellion: Toward a Democratic and Emancipatory Vision of the University
Slocum, Jenee; Rhoads, Robert A.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v57 n1 p85-105 Jan 2009
Following Argentina's economic collapse of December 2001, the authors examine the engagement of university faculty and students in various grassroots movements. Based on a qualitative study involving 24 formal structured interviews, 18 informal interviews, observation-based field work, and document analysis, the authors identify key forms of faculty and student engagement as well as the manner in which individuals discussed the relationship between universities and society. Findings are used to advance the idea of a more democratic and emancipatory vision of the contemporary university and build on the work of Boaventura de Sousa Santos. Throughout the article, the authors ground their discussion in international/comparative literature addressing globalization, neoliberalism, university reform, and social movements.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Economic Climate, Interviews, Learner Engagement, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, College Students, College Role, Democratic Values, Student Attitudes, Social Action, Political Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina