EDUC 961
Educational Governance, Reform and Diversity
An examination of a body of literature on university and college organization, administrtion, and governance that places these institutions in a political economic context: topics include the marketization and privatization of higher education, business-like behaviors in higher education institutions, and globalization and global forces that impact institutions, as well as neo-liberalism regarded by scholars as the ideology that is directing change in higher education.

Harbour Centre & Kamloops cohorts - Summer 2005

Group paper: Renewal of the Unspoken Compact: Counteracting the Impacts of Globalization on Higher Education
Presented at 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Education

Week One

Dr. John S. Levin
Phone: (919) 513-1285
Fax: (919) 515-6305
College of Education, Poe Hall 300 Campus Box 7801
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7801

Texts and readings

Fisher, D., & Rubenson, K. (1998). The changing political economy: The private and public lives of Canadian n universities. In J. Currie & J. Newson, J. (Eds.), Universities and globalization, pp. 77-98. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Levin, J. (2001). Globalizing the community college: Strategies for change in the twenty-first century. New York: Palgrave.
Marginson, S., & Considine, M. (2000). The enterprise university: Power, governance and reinvention in Australia. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Slaughter, S., (1998). National higher education policies in a global economy. In J. Currie & J. Newson, J. (Eds.), Universities and globalization, pp. 45-70. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Slaughter, S., & Leslie, L. (1997). Academic capitalism: Politics, policies, and the entrepreneurial university. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Slaughter, S., & Rhoades, G. (2004). Academic capitalism and the new economy: Markets, state, and higher education. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 181-206 and 279-304.

Weeks Two and Three

Dr. Peter Grimmett, Professor and Associate Dean
Director, Institute for Studies in Teacher Education
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

Dr. Bruce Beairsto, Superintendent
Richmond School District


Deal, T.E. & Peterson, K.D. (1999). Shaping school culture: The heart of leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Gutmann, A. & Thompson, D. (1996). Democracy and disagreement. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

And other related articles.