International Organizations and Higher Education Policy: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally?

International Organizations and Higher Education Policy: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally?

By: Alma Maldonado-Maldonado (editor), Roberta Malee Bassett (editor)Paperback

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Higher Education operates in an increasingly global context, and yet the examination of what drives and moves the field has remained largely focused on domestic campus leaders, national governments and institutional actors. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy expands the analysis to include the global drivers behind higher education policy, including a full array of influential organizations such as the World Bank, UNESCO, OECD, WTO, bilateral aid agencies and major private foundations. The significance of these organizations is especially pronounced in the developing world, where the expansion of higher education is happening in conjunction with the broadening influence of globalization. International Organizations and Higher Education Policy critically analyses the impact that these influential organizations have at different levels of policy development and implementation around the world. It examines their role in higher education institutions, examines the strength of these relationships, and exposes both the positive and negative implications. This edited volume is composed of scholars and members of these organizations from around the world. They address: * How international organizations represent the interests of the developed world and subsequently have an impact on the developing world. * How these organizations drive and shape the global agenda for higher education * How higher education as an international industry is subject to a myriad of influences, from the international to the regional level * What ethical issues emerge when international organizations intervene in national policy-making processes.

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Roberta Malee Bassett is currently serving as a higher education specialist with the World Bank, in Washington, DC. Alma Maldonado-Maldonado is assistant professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona.


Section 1: Introduction: The history and influence of multinational/regional organizations and regimes (all terms will be explained and defined) on higher education Section 2: Multilateral Organizations/Regimes: Chapter 1: UNESCO: Worldwide and regional scopes (Potential author: Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic, UNESCO) Chapter 2: UNESCO: A critical revision on its influence in higher education (potential author Alma Maldonado-Maldonado, Univ. of Arizona) Chapter 3: OECD: Programmes, Centres, and other bodies investigating issues related to higher education (potential author Stephan Vincent-Lancrin, OECD) Chapter 4: OECD: Mechanisms of influence and critical analysis of its impact in higher education (Potential author: Miriam Henry, Queensland University of Technology, Red Hill, Australia) Chapter 5: The World Bank: Its role in higher education since 1944 (Likely authors: Jamil Salmi & Rick Hopper, The World Bank) Chapter 6 The World Bank and its higher education initiatives: A critical view (Potential author: Joel Samoff, Stanford University) Chapter 7: The WTO: Higher education possibilities (Potential author: Jane Knight, OISE, Toronto) Chapter 8: The GATS: Current debate and situation (Likely author: Roberta Malee Bassett) Chapter 9: International organizations and bilateral aid: National interests and transnational agendas (Likely authors: Brendan Cantwell and Alma Maldonado-Maldonado, University of Arizona,) Section 3: Regional Actors: Chapter 10: Asia/Oceana (Potential author: Simon Marginson, University of Melbourne) Chapter 11: Europe (Potential author: Pedro Lourtie, Instituto Superior-Lisbon) Chapter 12: Latin America (Potential author: Carmen Garcia-Guadilla, Center for Development Studies, Central University of Venezuela) Chapter 13: Africa (Likely author: Damtew Teferra, The Ford Foundation and The Journal of Higher Education in Africa) Chapter 14: Inter-American/Asian/African Development Bank (Potential author: Suganya Hutaserani, Asian Development Bank) Chapter 15: Regional Banks in the shadow of the World Bank: A critical examination Chapter 16: Regional initiatives: Balancing local priorities or legitimizing global influences? Section 4: Internationally/Regionally Active Foundations: Chapter 17: Foundations sponsoring higher education initiatives and individuals (Potential author, Daniel Levy, SUNY Albany) Chapter 18: Altruism, interventionism or cooperation? Analytical discussion on Foundations supporting higher education Section 5: Conclusions: Between the NGO's, international organizations and corporations, where are the Nation-States?

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  • publication date: 07/02/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780415890830
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780415890830
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 0415890837

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