Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education (Google eBook)

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Roger King, Simon Marginson, Rajani Naidoo
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011 - Education - 560 pages
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. . . the Handbook constitutes an essential reference source for everyone interested in studying the current meaning, scope and implications of globalization. Strongly recommended. Higher Education Review Higher education has entered centre-stage in the context of the knowledge economy and has been deployed in the search for economic competitiveness and social development. Against this backdrop, this highly illuminating Handbook explores worldwide convergences and divergences in national higher education systems resulting from increased global co-operation and competition. The expert contributors reveal the strategies, practices and governance mechanisms developed by international and regional organizations, national governments and by higher education institutions themselves. They analyse local responses to dominant global templates of higher education and the consequences for knowledge generation, social equity, economic development and the public good. This comprehensive and accessible Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for researchers, academics and students with an interest in higher education from economics, international studies and public policy perspectives, as well as for higher education policymakers, and funding and governance bodies.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction to Part I
3
2 Imagining the global
10
higher education and the new imperialism
40
4 The university as a global institution
59
learning creativity and openness
76
the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
95
7 Extranational provision
114
8 Global institutions higher education and development
129
towards ethnocentric internationalization or global commercialization of higher education?
286
18 The invisible topics on the public agenda for higher education in Argentina
306
where do Mexican universities stand?
324
the case of California
344
research assessments and the impact of research
360
PART III GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
385
22 Introduction to Part III
387
23 Strategizing and ordering the global
394

problems and prospects
148
PART II CASE STUDIES
169
10 Introduction to Part II
171
the assertion of soft power and changing university governance in Singapore Hong Kong and Malaysia
179
the contradictions of external evaluation in South African higher education reform
197
13 Globalization and higher education in Canada
222
the China experience
241
15 European higher education and the process of integration
256
16 Neoliberal globalization and higher education policy in India
273
science structuration and the open society
415
25 Governing quality
438
26 Convergences and divergences in steering higher education systems
454
from the national to the regional to the global and back
469
28 The standardization of higher education positional competition and the global labor market
485
29 Measuring world class excellence and the global obsession with rankings
497
Index
517
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