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Global Isomorphism and Governance Reform in Chinese Higher Education

Cai, Y.

Tertiary education and management. VOL 16; NUMBER 3, ; 2010, 229-241 -- Springer Science + Business Media (pages 229-241) -- 2010

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  • Title:
    Global Isomorphism and Governance Reform in Chinese Higher Education
  • Author: Cai, Y.
  • Found In: Tertiary education and management. VOL 16; NUMBER 3, ; 2010, 229-241
  • Journal Title: Tertiary education and management.
  • Subjects: Education; LCC: HV6431; Dewey: 378
  • Publication Details: Springer Science + Business Media
  • Language: English
  • Abstract: In the past three decades, higher education reforms have taken place almost everywhere in the world, and governance or the way that higher education is or should be coordinated has become a global topic. The governance reform in Chinese higher education emerged against such a background. The current studies on Chinese higher education reforms mainly tackle the reform processes and treat the Chinese government as the driver of the reforms, whereas how the Chinese government is susceptible to international pressures has remained under-researched. This article examines the mechanisms that facilitate the spread of global governance reform ideologies in Chinese higher education through the Chinese government, drawing on the concept of institutional isomorphism. Based on analysing recent literature and documents, it concludes that the Chinese government is affected by the global reform ideas and practices that have been legitimatised through international organisations' rhetoric and other countries' successful experiences.
  • Identifier: Journal ISSN: 1358-3883
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Accrual Information: Quarterly
  • Shelfmark(s): 8796.150700
  • UIN: ETOCRN276968899

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