ERIC Number: EJ851186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Student Participation in Shared Governance: A Means of Advancing Democratic Values?
Boland, Josephine A.
Tertiary Education and Management, v11 n3 p199-217 Sep 2005
Student participation in shared governance of higher education institutions is considered in the context of a civic role for higher education in a democracy. Statutory provisions for the governance of Irish higher education institutions are reviewed by reference to models of shared governance. Findings from a survey of actual levels of student participation within higher institutions in the Republic of Ireland are discussed and compared with patterns in Europe. The rationale for student participation in governance is critically examined with particular attention to the consequences of the client/customer paradigm. The case is made that participation in shared governance is a necessary but insufficient condition for the realisation of the democratic ideal. The relationship between academic democracy and political democracy is explored, highlighting the key role which academics have to play in creating the conditions for the nurturing of democratic values.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Student Participation, Governance, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland