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Hursh, David; Wall, Andrew F. – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
This article shows how universities, like education and social services in general, are increasingly pressured to adopt neoliberal principles that encourage privatization, entrepreneurship, standardization, assessment, and accountability. The authors examine recent efforts in the United States to develop measurement and accountability systems that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Influences, Neoliberalism, Privatization
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Eckel, Peter D.; Green, Madeleine F.; Affolter-Caine, Britany – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
For universities in industrialized nations such as the United States, globalization poses relatively little threat and offers many benefits. This article identifies and describes one trend emerging from globalization--how American colleges and universities are leveraging their curricula internationally through joint ventures between universities…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Corporations, Entrepreneurship
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Giroux, Henry A. – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
Neo-liberalism has reached a new stage in the United States, buttressed largely by the almost seamless alliances formed among the Bush administration, religious fundamentalists, neo-conservative extremists, the dominant media, and corporate elites. This article explores the various ways in which neo-liberal cultural politics works as a form of…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Politics, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Rhoades, Gary; Maldonado-Maldonado, Alma; Ordorika, Imanol; Velazquez, Martin – Policy Futures in Education, 2004
In this article, the authors detail the conditions and patterns of academic capitalism and the new economy in US higher education. Subsequently, a conceptual model is offered for considering the international reach and national and local patterns of academic capitalism. Further, a distinctive Mexican case of entrepreneurialism is offered. The…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Universities, Latin Americans, Higher Education