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Muñoz-García, Ana Luisa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article aims to analyse the multiple ways in which the neoliberal regulation of knowledge is negotiated by returning Chilean scholars. The data gathered suggest the construction of knowledge is highly regulated by a principle of intellectual endogamy. Intellectual endogamy is characterised by conservatism, reflected in a lack of diversity in…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, College Faculty, Peer Evaluation, Faculty Publishing
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Muliavka, Viktoriia – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
Despite the diversity of socio-political and economic contexts, educational transformations in post-socialist states have some common trends: orientation towards the 'West' and denial of the socialist past; marketisation of higher education through the introduction and extension of paid services, as well as promotion of competition for public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Higher Education, Commercialization
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Trifuljesko, Sonja – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article investigates contemporary attempts to reform the institution of the university according to neoliberal ideological influences and oppositions to them. It employs Doreen Massey's concept of space to focus on relations and separations made in the process. My ethnography of the University of Helsinki's 375th anniversary celebration,…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Rausch, Anthony – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article examines the impact of contemporary higher education policy at a rural university in Japan. Hirosaki University, although a national university with an attached medical school, is far from the centre of academia in Japan, with a comparatively low ranking among national universities in Japan, and severe budget constraints. The policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Hayes, Sarah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
The 'academic orthodoxy' (Brookfield 1986) of student engagement is questioned by Zepke, who suggests that it supports 'a neoliberal ideology' (2014: 698). In reply, Trowler argues that Zepke fails to explain the mechanisms linking neoliberalism to the concepts and practices of student engagement (2015: 336). In this article, I respond to the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Neoliberalism, Educational Policy, Labor
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Gagnon, Jessica – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article explores the limits of student engagement in higher education in the United Kingdom through the social construction of student activists within media discourses. It scrutinises the impact of dominant neoliberal discourses on the notion of student engagement, constructing certain students as legitimately engaged whilst infantilising…
Descriptors: Activism, Learner Engagement, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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Wright, Susan; Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
After analysing the organisational pathologies and societal ills created by the neoliberalisation of universities, the article engages in an organisational critique of the pseudo-business model currently in use. It poses as a solution the re-creation of universities as trusts, with a model of beneficiary ownership, a matrix form of organisation…
Descriptors: Universities, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Yamada, Naomi C. F. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
In both China and in the United States, policies of "positive discrimination" were originally intended to lessen educational and economic inequalities, and to provide equal opportunities. As with affirmative action in the American context, China's "preferential policies" are broad-reaching, but are best known for taking ethnic…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Madeloni, Barbara – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
Neoliberal policies in teacher education marginalise faculty voice, narrow conceptions of teaching and learning and redefine how we know ourselves, our students and our work. Pressured within audit culture and the constant surveillance of accountability regimes to participate in practices that dehumanise, silence and de-form education, teacher…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Change, Resistance to Change, Neoliberalism
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Shumar, Wesley – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
This summary article situates the articles in this collection within the historical unfolding of the commodification and neoliberalisation of higher education. From the 1970s to the present, the article suggests that commodification and neoliberalisation are two social forces that in many nations are difficult to disentangle. It is important to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Commercialization, Educational Change
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Hose, Linda; Ford, E. J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
Based on personal experiences garnered through years of adjunct instruction, the authors explore the challenges associated with working in academia without the guarantees of a long-term contract or tenure. Further, adjuncts are desperate to accept any position that is remunerative and this willingness undermines contract negotiation leverage of…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Commercialization
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Bal, Ellen; Grassiani, Erella; Kirk, Kate – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
This article is based on our own experiences and that of several of our colleagues teaching social and cultural anthropology in different Dutch institutions for higher learning. We focus in particular on teaching and learning in two small liberal arts and science (LAS) colleges, where anthropology makes up part of the social science curriculum…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Anthropology, Foreign Countries, Core Curriculum
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LeCompte, Margaret D. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
This article describes how different constituencies in a major research university tried to initiate change despite disagreements over common goals, norms and principles. The context was a culture war. The university administration wanted to impose a corporatising and privatising philosophy which it felt was crucial to preserving the university's…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, College Administration, Governance
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Shore, Cris; Davidson, Miri – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
As an early pioneer of market-led institutional reforms and New Public Management policies, New Zealand arguably has one of the most "neoliberalised" tertiary education sectors in the world. This article reports on a recent academic dispute concerning the attempt by management to introduce a new category of casualised academic employee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Teacher Administrator Relationship, College Faculty
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Viczko, Melody – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Internationalisation of higher education has been overwhelmingly embraced by Canadian universities (Beck 2009). Yet, the decentralised nature of higher education institutions, coupled with the absence of a national governing body with responsibility for higher education, creates an interesting terrain for internationalisation. In this paper, I…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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