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Discourses of Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms

Emerging Paradigms

  • Demonstrates ideological imperatives of globalisation, and discourses of higher education reforms

  • Evaluates the nexus between globalisation, and of higher education reforms

  • Provides a timely overview of changes in globalisation, and discourses of of higher education reforms globally

Part of the book series: Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research (GCEP, volume 27)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 209-215

About this book

This book examines some of the major higher education reforms and policy shifts globally, particularly in the light of recent shifts in quality and standards-driven education and policy research. It critiques the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of current higher education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way that changes in the relationship between the state and higher education policy affect current trends in higher education reforms. 

Using diverse comparative education paradigms from critical theory to historical-comparative research, the chapters focus on globalisation, ideology and higher education reforms and examine both the reasons and outcomes of higher education reforms and policy change. The book analyses and evaluates the policy shifts in methodological approaches to globalisation and higher education reforms, and their impact on education policy and pedagogy. The book contributes in a very scholarly way, to a more holistic understanding of the nexus between globalisation, comparative education research and higher education reforms.

"In 'Discourses of Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms', the 27th volume of the series 'Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research', Joseph Zajda and James Jacob present major chapters on higher education reform in the USA and elsewhere highlighting the inroads that neo-liberalism has made into policy making at higher education institutions. The chapters also illustrate the way universities have been reinventing themselves to meet the demands of a knowledge society in which corporate values of efficiency, performance and managerialism drive the agenda. What are the effects of internationalisation on higher education in the universities of today? With chapters from internationally respected scholars from around the globe, this book seeks to address the many issues of the new reality in higher education." – Professor Suzanne Majhanovich, Western University, Canada

Keywords

  • academic achievement
  • comparative education
  • critical theory
  • cultural capital and education
  • discourses of globalisation
  • global competitiveness
  • globalisation and education
  • global academic standards
  • higher education reforms
  • ideology and higher education reforms
  • inequality and education
  • marketization of higher education
  • neo-liberalism in education
  • stratification in the higher education sector
  • standards-driven education and policy research

Reviews

"In 'Discourses of Globalisation and Higher Education Reforms', the 27th volume of the series 'Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research', Joseph Zajda and James Jacob present major chapters on higher education reform in the USA and elsewhere highlighting the inroads that neo-liberalism has made into policy making at higher education institutions. The chapters also illustrate the way universities have been reinventing themselves to meet the demands of a knowledge society in which corporate values of efficiency, performance and managerialism drive the agenda. What are the effects of internationalisation on higher education in the universities of today? With chapters from internationally respected scholars from around the globe, this book seeks to address the many issues of the new reality in higher education." – Professor Suzanne Majhanovich, Western University, Canada

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Education & Arts, School of Education, Australian Catholic University, East Melbourne, Australia

    Joseph Zajda

  • American Fork, USA

    W. James Jacob

About the editors

Joseph Zajda is a Professor at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus). He specialises in globalisation and education policy reforms, social justice, history education and values education. He has written and edited 45 books and over 150 book chapters and articles on globalisation and education policy, higher education and curriculum reforms. He is also the editor of the 24-volume book series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research (Springer, 2009 & 2021). Recent publications include: Zajda, J (Ed). (2020a). Globalisation, ideology and neo-liberal higher education reform. Dordrecht:  Springer. Zajda, J. (Ed). (2020b). Human rights education globally. Dordrecht:  Springer. Zajda, J. (Ed). (2020c). Globalisation, Ideology and Education Reforms:  Emerging paradigms. Dordrecht:  Springer; Zajda, J. (2018). He is an elected fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE).

Dr. W. James Jacob served for 10 years at the University of Pittsburgh as the Director of the Institute for International Studies in Education (from 2007-2017). His research interests include higher education management; indigenous education issues of culture, language, and identity as they relate to postsecondary education; HIV/AIDS multisectoral prevention, capacity building, and principles of good governance; quality assurance; organizational development; higher education strategic planning; and organizational effectiveness. His teaching interests and experience are in the areas of higher education management, strategic planning, human resource management, financial management, policy analysis, program evaluation, international development, research ethics, and organizational leadership and strategy. He is currently a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2015-2020), where he offers capacity building expertise to governments on higher education leadership. He is the co-editor of two book series related to the development of comparative, international, and development education scholarship: International and Development Education (Palgrave Macmillan) and Pittsburgh Studies in Comparative and International Education (Sense Publishers). 

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-83136-3
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)