ERIC Number: EJ982011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
What of the Future for Academic Freedom in Higher Education in Aotearoa New Zealand?
Policy Futures in Education, v10 n2 p155-164 2012
A major challenge facing higher education is balancing two competing discourses. One sees higher education as a place of learning and teaching in academic freedom, a place to enable staff and students to research and learn without restrictions, a place in which to be able to critique the status quo. The other discourse is rooted in neo-liberalism. This has imposed on institutions a regime of economic efficiency in a global marketplace, a regime that advocates cognitive capitalism and is kept in place by an accountability culture. This article first traces the influences of these discourses in Aotearoa New Zealand; second, it uses data from document analyses and fieldwork to make a judgement about which influence is dominant; and third, it uses this to preview the future of the two discourses using causal layered analysis (CLA), a method for analysing futures.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Influences, Commercialization, Content Analysis, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Institutional Autonomy, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand