Campbell, James 2011, Today's university : mimicry versus creativity, in Decolonising our universities : Proceedings of the fourth Multiversity Conference 2011, Multi World India, [Penang, Malaysia], pp. 1-7.
There are significant dilemmas associated with the contemporary way in which convergence to neo-liberal ideology and norms coheres to support an economic view of ‘development’ and ‘modernization’ that seriously threatens values integrity in what Samir Amin refers to as ‘peripheral’ societies. Recognizing this issue leads us to look more deeply at the problems of convergence and divergence from neo-liberal hegemony and norms when we engage issues of institutional reform and to what extent we can map out an alternative way of engaging globalization that allows the maintenance of creative values integrity and dignity. The core argument of this paper is that the problem of creativity in higher education is related to our struggle against isomorphic mimicry. If we are to challenge or ameliorate the influences of convergent isomorphism in higher education, upon what theoretical basis can we begin our discussion?
Field of Research
130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
HERDC Research category
E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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