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Alternative responses to globalization from European and South African universities

Currie, J. and Subotzky, G. (2000) Alternative responses to globalization from European and South African universities. In: Stromquist, N.P. and Monkman, K., (eds.) Globalization and education: Integration and contestation across cultures. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc, Lanham, MD., pp. 123-148.

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How can the broader social purpose of higher education be maintained in the face of the increasing prevalence of globalization practices? What organizational arrangements, especially regarding internal governance and external responsiveness, will provide the basis for maintaining concerns for democracy, social justice, and community development? In the competitive market ethos associated with these practices, what role will be played by institutions that are not at the cutting edge of innovation?

These issues are addressed in this chapter by approaching the concept of globalization in both its ideological and material forms and analyzing its impact on universities. We explore two sets of practices that may provide alternative models for universities to counter the seemingly inevitable drift toward globalization practices. One set of alternative practices relates to the internal organization of universities, and the other to the external responsiveness of universities to community development service.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc
Copyright: 2000 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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