Universities and the Production of Elites

This book explores how universities as organizations influence and construct the production of academic elites and elitist institutions.

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Author: Roland Bloch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319539706

Category: Education

Page: 392

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This book explores how universities as organizations influence and construct the production of academic elites and elitist institutions. It analyzes the role played by the reorganization of higher education (HE) institutions, stimulated by new performance-based narratives aimed at building attractiveness towards stakeholders such as governments, prospective employers, academics, and students. Based on American, European, and Asian case studies of HE systems and institutions considered at various scales, the volume analyzes the consequences of increasing competition between HE institutions which are facing challenges such as the internationalization of higher education supply, the shortage of public resources and the structural changes of labor market demands. It argues that policy discourses and tools, as well as assessment devices such as rankings and accreditation, incentivize HE institutions to develop positioning strategies that contribute to stratification and the production of elites. It will be of great interest to students and researchers in the fields of higher education, sociology, and education policy.

Elites and People

College admissions and the education of elites. Harvard: Harvard University Press. Toernqvist, M. (2018). The making of an egalitarian elite: School ethos and the production of privilege. The British Journal of Sociology, 70(2), ...

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Author: Fredrik Engelstad

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781838679156

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The present volume of Comparative Social Research offers a broad set of comparative studies of elites, stretching from the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt to women's political leadership in Brazil and Germany, via attainment of elite positions among minorities in France and the US.

Corporate elites and the reform of public education

Just what is the role and impact of corporate elites in contemporary reforms of public sector universities and schools?

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Author: Gunter, Helen M.

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447335184

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Just what is the role and impact of corporate elites in contemporary reforms of public sector universities and schools? Providing fresh perspectives on matters of governance and vibrant case studies on the particular types of provision including curriculum, teaching and professional practices, Gunter, Hall and Apple bring together contributions from Argentina, Australia, England, Indonesia, Singapore and US to reveal how corporate elites are increasingly influencing public education policy, provision and service delivery locally, nationally and across the world. Leading scholars, including Patricia Burch, Tanya Fitzgerald, Ken Saltman, and John Smyth scrutinise the impact elites are having on opportunity, access and outcomes through political and professional networks and organisations.

Arab Elites

... including the establishment of private universities . These measures represented opportunities for the economic elite , who had more interest in the production of a qualified labor force than in the spread of religious education .

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Author: Volker Perthes

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 1588262669

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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The recent deaths of four long-term heads of state in the Arab world heralded important changes, as political power passed from one generation to the next. Shedding light on these changes, Arab Elites explores the attitudes and political agendas of the new leadership emerging throughout the region. A strong analytical framework informs the authors discussion of elites in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Tunisia. The result is a portrait of the current state, and likely future, of politics in the Arab Middle East.

World Yearbook of Education 2015

Self-presentation of studentsfrom eliteFrench schools«,British Journalof Sociology of Education, 32(1): 17¥34. ... Forbes,J. and Lingard, B. (2013) Eliteschool capitals and girls« schooling: Understandingthe (re)production of privilege ...

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Author: Agnès van Zanten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317663034

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This latest volume in the World Yearbook of Education Series focuses on educational elites and inequality, focusing particularly on the ways in which established and emergent groups located at the top of the social hierarchy and power structure reproduce, establish or redefine their position. The volume is organized around three main issues: analyzing the way in which parents, students and graduates in positions of social advantage use their assets and capitals in relation to educational strategies, and how these are different for old and new and cultural and economic elites; studying how elite institutions have adapted their strategies to take into account changes in the social structure, in policy and in their institutional environment and exploring the impact of these strategies on educational systems at the national and global levels; mapping the new global dynamics in elite education and how new forms of 'international education' and 'transnational cultural capital' as well as new global educational elite pathways shape elite students’ identities, status and trajectories. Making use of a social and an institutional approach as well as a focus on practices and policies, the volume draws on research conducted on secondary schools and on higher education. In addition, the global contributions within the book allow for a comparison and contrast of situations in different countries. This results in a comprehensive picture of common processes and national differences concerning advantage and excellence and a thorough examination of the impact of globalization on the strategies, identities and trajectories of elite groups and individuals alongside more general cultural and economic processes.

Developmental Universities in Inclusive Innovation Systems

This book analyzes the current trends in the production, dissemination, and use of knowledge which contribute to social inequalities, especially in the Global South.

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Author: Rodrigo Arocena

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319641522

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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This book analyzes the current trends in the production, dissemination, and use of knowledge which contribute to social inequalities, especially in the Global South. The aim of the text is to explore the possibilities of active involvement by universities in the democratization of knowledge - a process by which people will be able to more easily acquire and utilize knowledge, as well as the results and benefits of research and development. Combining higher education, research, and knowledge utilization is what universities should be doing. When they efficiently contribute to overcoming inequality and underdevelopment, they may be considered developmental universities. They should not function in solitude with privileged elites alone, but in the context of "inclusive innovation systems."

Mobility Elites and Education in French Society of the Second Empire

Based on a unique historical source, this book examines the social origins, career expectations, and first jobs of 28,000 students in the “elitist” French secondary schools of the 1860s.

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Author: P Harrigan

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889200876

Category: Education

Page: 203

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Based on a unique historical source, this book examines the social origins, career expectations, and first jobs of 28,000 students in the “elitist” French secondary schools of the 1860s. Using sophisticated statistical analysis as well as conventional historical sources, the work concludes that schooling reached a wider audience than has been so far believed and that substantial social mobility occurred within the school system, but that family background, rather than educational factors, directed students’ career aspirations and achievements. It also argues that although education expanded in urban, industrialized areas, mobility did not increase in these areas. A final chapter reconsiders nineteenth–century thought concerning education in the light of findings about the social effects of schools.

Handbook of Global Education Policy

The field of production becomes divided between elite goods produced by autonomous institutions and associated with ... Thus, in tertiary education there are elite universities – selective in entry and normally associated with enhanced ...

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Author: Karen Mundy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118468043

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

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This innovative new handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the ways in which domestic education policy is framed and influenced by global institutions and actors. Surveys current debates about the role of education in a global polity, highlights key transnational policy actors, accessibly introduces research methodologies, and outlines global agendas for education reform Includes contributions from an international cast of established and emerging scholars at the forefront of the field thoughtfully edited and organized by a team of world-renowned global education policy experts Each section features a thorough introduction designed to facilitate readers’ understanding of the subsequent material and highlight links to interdisciplinary global policy scholarship Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to domestic and international policy practitioners, social scientists, and education scholars alike

Reshaping the University

... is omitted for the interests of the hegemonic production of knowledge. ... that the production of “elite knowledge” effaces and forecloses the subaltern, whom the West then describes as the native informant.

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Author: Rauna Kuokkanen

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774840842

Category: Education

Page: 248

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In the past few decades, the narrow intellectual foundations of the university have come under serious scrutiny. Previously marginalized groups have called for improved access to the institution and full inclusion in the curriculum. Reshaping the University is a timely, thorough, and original interrogation of academic practices. It moves beyond current analyses of cultural conflicts and discrimination in academic institutions to provide an indigenous postcolonial critique of the modern university. Rauna Kuokkanen argues that attempts by universities to be inclusive are unsuccessful because they do not embrace indigenous worldviews. Programs established to act as bridges between mainstream and indigenous cultures ignore their ontological and epistemic differences and, while offering support and assistance, place the responsibility of adapting wholly on the student. Indigenous students and staff are expected to leave behind their cultural perspectives and epistemes in order to adopt Western values. Reshaping the University advocates a radical shift in the approach to cultural conflicts within the academy and proposes a new logic, grounded in principles central to indigenous philosophies.

Becoming Right

Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America's College Campuses. New York: Oxford University Press ... “Learning Collective Eminence: Harvard Law School and the Social Production of Elite Lawyers.

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Author: Amy J. Binder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400844876

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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How divergent campus cultures affect conservative college students Conservative pundits allege that the pervasive liberalism of America's colleges and universities has detrimental effects on undergraduates, most particularly right-leaning ones. Yet not enough attention has actually been paid to young conservatives to test these claims—until now. In Becoming Right, Amy Binder and Kate Wood carefully explore who conservative students are, and how their beliefs and political activism relate to their university experiences. Rich in interviews and insight, Becoming Right illustrates that the diverse conservative movement evolving among today’s college students holds important implications for the direction of American politics.

The Wealthy the Brilliant the Few

Among the book's most surprising and groundbreaking insights is the tenacity and adaptability of meritocratic ideology across all three sub-discourses, despite its fundamental incompatibility with the American educational system.

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Author: Sophie Spieler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839457290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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How does the US make sense of its elite educational system, given that it seems to be at odds with core American values, such as equality of opportunity or upward mobility? Sophie Spieler explores scholarly and journalistic investigations, self-representational texts, and fictional narratives revolving around the Ivy League and its peers in order to understand elite education and its peculiar position in American cultural discourse. Among the book's most surprising and groundbreaking insights is the tenacity and adaptability of meritocratic ideology across all three sub-discourses, despite its fundamental incompatibility with the American educational system.

Global Elites

Exploring the nature, configuration and influence of global elites, this book examines the impact of elites on transnational policy development and strategically on corporations as board members of PLCs and international joint ventures.

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Author: A. Kakabadse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230362406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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Exploring the nature, configuration and influence of global elites, this book examines the impact of elites on transnational policy development and strategically on corporations as board members of PLCs and international joint ventures. Overall, the book provides a balanced view of how our present day elites operate.

Desiring TESOL and International Education

Universities' promotional discourses to recruit international students seek to build a desire for international education around ... is undertaken by increasing production at the lowest unit cost, resulting in a form of mass production.

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Author: Raqib Chowdhury

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783091485

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book addresses how Western universities have constructed themselves as global providers of education, and are driven to be globally competitive. It examines how the term ‘international’ has been exploited by the market in the form of government educational policies and agencies, host institutions, academia and the mass media. The book explores matters relating to the role of the English language in international education in general and the field of TESOL in particular. It demonstrates how English and TESOL have exercised their symbolic power, coupled with the desire for international education, to create convenient identities for international TESOL students. It also discusses the complexity surrounding and informing these students’ painful yet sophisticated appropriation of and resistance to the convenient labels they are subjected to.

Arts and Elite Schooling

Very little attention has been given to how schools provide students with opportunities to accumulate advantaging forms of cultural capital through the arts.

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Author: Hannah Macquarrie

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:974423557

Category: Arts

Page: 174

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Very little attention has been given to how schools provide students with opportunities to accumulate advantaging forms of cultural capital through the arts. This project explores the arts as valuable forms of cultural capital and the role the arts play in the production of elites. Because it is widely acknowledged that when researching elites access may be limited, the research for this project was conducted online through publically accessible documents, like curricula, mission statements, facilities, extra-curricular offerings, and additional arts programming on school websites. The eight schools in this study reside in four different, elite towns, and there are both public and private schools in each town. By researching elite schools in elite communities, this project moves beyond the typical binary of public versus private schools and creates a community-centric conversation to better understand how both public and private schools function to produce specific students. The findings of this research reflect that the arts serve the elites and serve to reproduce and reinforce ones elite status. Through these findings, it is seen that all students in American schools should have an increased access to the arts to subsequently increase his or her opportunity to accumulate advantaging forms of cultural capital.

Tradition and Reform of the University Under an International Perspective

As Germany was the last country to form a uniform nation state , it is probably not by chance that in this country the least degree of institutional framework for the production of elites provided for by the state can be found .

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Author: Hermann Röhrs

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040606811

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 345

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Discussion of the main problems of the reform of our universities by internationally wellknown scholars from different disciplines.

Problems of Communism

Authority in education has Political College " , where he was production of an intellectual elite been taken out of the hands of Chairman of the Education Com- that tended to be alienated from intellectuals and educators and mittee ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059418940

Category: Communism

Page:

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Professors and Their Politics

Chicago: University ofChicago Press. Cookson, Peter W., and Caroline Hodges ... Preparingfor Power: America's Elite Boarding Schools. ... “Learning Collective Eminence: Harvard Law School and the Social Production of Elite Lawyers.

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Author: Neil Gross

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421413341

Category: Education

Page: 365

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Offering readable, rigorous analyses rather than polemics, Professors and Their Politics yields important new insights into the nature of higher education institutions while challenging dogmas of both the left and the right.

Elite Discourse and Racism

In R. Jenkins & J. Solomos (Eds.), Racism and equal opportunity policies in the 1980s (pp. 189-209). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Robinson, C. J. (1983). Black Marxism. The making of the black radical tradition.

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Author: Teun A. Van Dijk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803950719

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This volume takes a critical approach to the study of prejudice and discrimination by focusing on the role of elites in the reproduction of racism. Van Dijk's main thesis is that racism in North America and Europe is primarily `top down' and preformulated by the elites, and is not only - as the elites would have it - a `popular' phenomenon. The book opens with a wide-ranging study of the ways parliamentarians in the Netherlands, Germany, France, the UK and the USA debate immigration, refugees and civil rights, subtly contributing to the negative image of minorities. It goes on to examine how managers of international corporations talk about affirmative action and minority employment. A chapter on racism in social science te

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy

This is suggestive of higher education , riven between universities that combine elite knowledge formation and elite social ... the university as a ' system ' that combines networks with “ cultural practices based upon actors making and ...

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Author: Michael A. Peters

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433104261

Category: Education

Page: 289

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This is a major work by three international scholars at the cutting edge of new research that investigates the emerging set of complex relationships between creativity, design, research, higher education and knowledge capitalism. It highlights the role of the creative and expressive arts, of performance, of aesthetics in general, and the significant role of design as an underlying infrastructure for the creative economy. This book tracks the most recent mutation of these serial shifts - from postindustrial economy to the information economy to the digital economy to the knowledge economy to the 'creative economy' - to summarize the underlying and essential trends in knowledge capitalism and to investigate post-market notions of open source public space. The book hypothesizes that creative economy might constitute an enlargement of its predecessors that not only democratizes creativity and relativizes intellectual property law, but also emphasizes the social conditions of creative work. It documents how these profound shifts have brought to the forefront forms of knowledge production based on the commons and driven by ideas, not profitability per se; and have given rise to the notion of not just 'knowledge management' but the design of 'creative institutions' embodying new patterns of work.