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ERIC Number: EJ843435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb-10
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1207-7798
From Community to Commodity College: Globalization, Neoliberalism and the New Ontario College Curricula
Arvast, Anita
Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, n50 p1-21 Feb 2006
Adopting a post-structuralist and critical perspective, the author situates The Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002, often referred to as the New College Charter, and its developing Ministerial bodies regarding curricula at the colleges, in discourses of standardization, neoliberalism and globalization. Of concern is the shifting accountability for curricula development and reviews from the state to the local level amidst growing infatuation with market discourses. The author concludes with recommendations for further questioning about the interrelationships of governance and marketplace.
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada. Tel: 204-474-9004; Fax: 204-474-7564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada