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Carroll, Noel – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
E-learning has become one of the biggest phenomena of educational literature in recent years. Although the potential promise of e-learning is often expected within the process of learning, much of the emphasis is in fact on the electronic issues to facilitate learning, with little regard for its consequences on the learning process. Surprising,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Commercialization, Educational Technology
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Nicholson, Karen P. – College & Research Libraries, 2015
In his article "The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries?" Brian Quinn explores to what extent and to what effect academic libraries have become "McDonaldized," according to the concept developed by sociologist George Ritzer. Quinn identifies a number of ways in which the four dimensions of…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Automation, Library Personnel
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Holmes, Colin; Lindsay, David – SAGE Open, 2018
Public universities, as the predominant source of nurse education, serve an instrumental role as pressure mounts to produce large numbers of workready graduates to meet the needs of the labor market. Neoliberalism is recognized as the dominant political and economic philosophy across the globe, and new managerialist, corporatized practices, as its…
Descriptors: Commercialization, Nursing Education, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
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Treiber, Linda Ann – Teaching Sociology, 2013
This article offers strategies for teaching about rationality, bureaucracy, and social change using George Ritzer's "The McDonaldization of Society" and its ideas about efficiency, predictability, calculability, and control. Student learning is facilitated using a series of strategies: making the familiar strange, explaining…
Descriptors: Sociology, Administrative Organization, Social Change, Social Theories
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Ritzer, George; Jandric, Petar; Hayes, Sarah – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
In the year that George Ritzer publishes the ninth edition of "The McDonaldization of Society," moving his famous theory firmly "Into the Digital Age," critical educator Petar Jandric and sociologist Sarah Hayes invited George to a dialogue on the digital transformation of McDonaldization and its critical application to Higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Global Approach, Consumer Economics
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Nadolny, Andrew; Ryan, Suzanne – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
The McDonaldization of higher education refers to the transformation of universities from knowledge generators to rational service organizations or "McUniversities". This is reflected in the growing dependence on a casualized academic workforce. The article explores the extent to which the McDonaldization thesis applies to universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Commercialization, Employees
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Etherington, Matthew – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This paper begins as an initial rejoinder to the ideas expressed by Ross (2000) in The Promise and Perils of E-Learning: A critical look at the new technology. In his article, Ross supports the traditional practices of pedagogy at the primary school level--face-to-face pedagogy--and then critiques what he describes as a "fetishisation"…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Criticism
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Lam, Gigi; Yeung, Marine – College Student Journal, 2017
A comprehensive package of counseling credentialism comprises certification, registration, and licensing. Counseling in Hong Kong adheres to certification for which diverse counseling master's programs exist. In addition, counselors can register as members of professional counseling organizations such as the Hong Kong Professional Counseling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Barriers, Counseling Services
Hayes, Dennis, Ed.; Wynyard, Robin, Ed. – 2002
The essays in this collection discuss the future of the university in the context of the "McDonaldization" of society and of academia. The idea of McDonaldization, a term coined by G. Ritzer (1998), provides a tool for looking at the university and its inevitable changes. The chapters are: (1) "Enchanting McUniversity: Toward a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Quinn, Brian – College & Research Libraries, 2000
Discusses the McDonaldization thesis that suggests that many aspects of the fast food industry are making their way into other areas of society. Explores whether this thesis is applicable to academic libraries, focusing on efficiency, calculability, predictability, control, user expectations, pros and cons of teams, and creativity and information…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Creativity, Efficiency, Higher Education
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Beames, Simon; Brown, Mike – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2014
Fifteen years ago Loynes expressed concern that market-place values were detrimentally impacting on the provision of outdoor education experiences. As tertiary educators with an interest in the impact of globalization on outdoor education, we have sought to extend Loynes' use of McDonaldization by drawing on Bryman's conceptual framework…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Global Approach, Commercialization, Field Studies
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Lippmann, Stephen; Aldrich, Howard – Teaching Sociology, 2003
Outlines a plan for helping undergraduate students appreciate Max Weber's theoretical achievements, teaching critical thinking about what constitutes 'the good life' in rationalized societies. Uses the book "The McDonaldization of Society" (George Ritzer) to encourage student interest in Weber's work. Describes field exercises and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Educational Strategies, Field Instruction
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Roach, Andrew T.; Frank, Jennifer – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2007
This article examines the ways in which NCLB and the movement towards large-scale assessment systems are based on Weber's concept of formal rationality and tradition of scientific management. Building on these ideas, the authors use Ritzer's McDonaldization thesis to examine some of the core features of large-scale assessment and accountability…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Measures (Individuals)
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Besley, Tina; Peters, Michael A. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2005
Fast knowledge can be considered part of fast capitalism, especially an emergent new generic form of capitalism based increasingly on forms of symbolic capital associated with the rise of global finance and associated with new information and communication technologies. In this essay, the authors first theorise fast knowledge in relation to fast…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Food, Higher Education, Epistemology
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Clayton, Thomas – Comparative Education Review, 2004
In recent years, many scholars have become fascinated by a contemporary, multidimensional process that has come to be known as "globalization." Globalization originally described economic developments at the world level. More specifically, scholars invoked the concept in reference to the process of global economic integration and the seemingly…
Descriptors: Global Approach, World Affairs, International Relations, International Cooperation
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