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ERIC Number: EJ835398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
The NGO-ization of Community Colleges: One (More) Manifestation of Globalization
Quint-Rapoport, Mia
College Quarterly, v9 n1 Win 2006
In this essay the author discusses the effects of globalization on Canadian community colleges. She applies contemporary social theories culled from the fields of feminism, geography and political science to understand one hidden manifestation of globalization in community colleges: involvement in global civil society via participation in international development projects. She begins by discussing the history of community colleges, highlighting their flexible missions, as a way of understanding how they have changed within the current socio-economic climate. She then presents evidence of community colleges participating in international development projects, and provides an analysis of what participation might signify on the broader social level. She ends with a call to understand more about these somewhat overlooked activities in order to ensure that they are carried out effectively whilst keeping in mind the needs of both "local" communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada