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Today's university : mimicry versus creativity

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.

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Title Today's university : mimicry versus creativity
Author(s) Campbell, James
Conference name Decolonising Our Universities, Multiversity. Conference (4th : 2011 : Penang, Malaysia)
Conference location Penang, Malaysia
Conference dates 27-29 Jun. 2011
Title of proceedings Decolonising our universities : Proceedings of the fourth Multiversity Conference 2011
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series Multiversity conference
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Publisher Multi World India
Place of publication [Penang, Malaysia]
Keyword(s) rankings Samir Amin
higher education
Summary 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?
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, The Auhor
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036854

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