Higher Education, Policy, and the Global Competition Phenomenon

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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In today's open and integrated world, competition has become central to the higher education subsector. Key facets of the global competition phenomenon include the development of global university ranking systems, academic capitalism, and mergers of strong and weak institutions. This volume provides a critical assessment of the phenomenon and the complex ways in which global competition is envisioned and enacted in various countries and their higher education institutions. Senior and emerging scholars in the field address the tensions and challenges inherent in the global competition phenomenon by delving into issues such as university rankings, quality assurance, cross-border higher education provision, and privatization.

Author Biography

Val D. Rust is Professor of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is currently the Faculty Chair of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Sylvia S. Bagley is the Fritz Burns Endowed Professor in Education at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles, where she is Director of the Master's Program in Instructional Leadership. Laura M. Portnoi is Assistant Professor in the Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling Department of the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xiii
Series Editors' Introductionp. xvii
Mapping the Terrain: The Global Competition Phenomenon in Higher Educationp. 1
Higher Education Responds to Global Economic Dynamicsp. 15
Global Comparisons and the University Knowledge Economyp. 29
Accounting for Excellence: Transforming Universities into Organizational Actorsp. 43
Quality Assurance and Global Competitiveness in Higher Educationp. 59
Quality-Oriented Management of Higher Education in Argentinap. 73
The Tension Between Profit and Quality: Private Higher Education in Omanp. 87
Surviving Austerity: Kenya's Public Universities and the Competition for Financial Resourcesp. 101
Global Competition, Local Implications: Higher Education Development in the United Arab Emiratesp. 115
Global Competition as a Two-Edged Sword: Vietnam Higher Education Policyp. 127
Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Global Knowledge Systemp. 143
China's Drive for World-Class Universitiesp. 161
Global Competition and Higher Education in Tanzaniap. 177
Soft Power Strategies: Competition and Cooperation in a Globalized System of Higher Educationp. 191
Internationalization and the Competitiveness Agendap. 205
Global Competition in Higher Education: A Comparative Study of Policies, Rationales, and Practices in Australia and Europep. 219
Student Mobility and Emerging Hubs in Global Higher Educationp. 235
Notes on Contributorsp. 249
Indexp. 257
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