higher education

Wiegman, Robyn. 2012. Object Lessons. Next Wave. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Abstract: " No concept has been more central to the emergence and evolution of identity studies than social justice. In historical and theoretical accounts, it crystallizes the progressive politics that have shaped the academic study of race, gender, and sexuality. Yet few scholars have deliberated...Read more
Mangan, J. A. A. 1993. The Imperial Curriculum (RLE Edu H). Hoboken: Taylor & Francis.

Angela Okune: This 1993 volume is a comparative analysis of racial attitudes in the formal schooling of both Britain and its former dominions and colonies. The contributions include chapters looking at experiences in South Africa, Uganda and Kenya. A central theme throughout the work is that a...Read more

Krücken, Georg, Anna Kosmützky, and Marc Torka. 2007. Towards a Multiversity?: Universities between Global Trends and National Traditions.

Angela Okune: This 2007 book chapter by Georg Krucken, Anna Kosmutzky and Marc Torka expands on the concept of the "multiversity" and look at some theoretical approaches for understanding the contemporary university; emphasize the role state regulation and new forms of governance play in the...Read more

Simpson, Christopher, ed. 1998. Universities and Empire: Money and Politics in the Social Sciences during the Cold War. The Cold War and the University Series. New York: New Press.

Abstract: " Universities and Empire is a fascinating exploration of the seamier connections between academic research and official public policy during the most turbulent years of the Cold War. It explores the effects of the U.S. military, intelligence, and propaganda agencies on academic culture...Read more

Rooks, Noliwe M. 2006. White Money/Black Power: The Surprising History of African American Studies and the Crisis of Race in Higher Education. Boston: Beacon Press.

Abstract: " The history of African American Studies is often told as a heroic tale, with compelling images of fists raised in a black power salute and white administrators bowing to the demands of passionate African American students. In this watershed book, Noliwe M. Rooks argues for the...Read more
Spring 2018 Sustainability by Design Syllabus

Syllabus for Sustainability by Design, spring 2018, pointing to content on regen.live, a PECE instance. Read more

Hendricks, Cheryl, and Brenda Leibowitz. 2016. “Decolonising Universities Isn’t an Easy Process -- but It Has to Happen.” The Conversation, May 23, 2016.

Angela Okune: This 2016 article by two professors at the University of Johannesburg gives some of the context to the 2015/16 student protests around decolonizing universities in the South African context. The article highlights key points raised at three panel discussions hosted at the...Read more

Zeleza, Paul Tiyambe. 2016. The Transformation of Global Higher Education, 1945-2015. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Abstract: " This book explores some of the major forces and changes in higher education across the world between 1945 and 2015. This includes the explosions of higher education institutions and enrollments, a development captured by the notion of massification. There were also profound shifts in...Read more

Newfield, Christopher. 2003. Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980. Durham: Duke University Press.

Abstract: " Emphasizing how profoundly the American research university has been shaped by business and the humanities alike, Ivy and Industry is a vital contribution to debates about the corporatization of higher education in the United States. Christopher Newfield traces major trends in the...Read more
Vavrus, Frances. 2005. “Adjusting Inequality: Education and Structural Adjustment Policies in Tanzania.” Harvard Educational Review 75 (2): 174–201.

Angela Okune: In this 2005 article, Frances Vavrus discusses how access to secondary education declined in Tanzania as school fees were introduced and subsidized prices for food were removed during the advent of the IMF structural adjustment programs (SAPs).Read more

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