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Article: Local interpretation of global management discourses in higher education in Hong Kong: Potential impact on academic culture

TitleLocal interpretation of global management discourses in higher education in Hong Kong: Potential impact on academic culture
Authors
KeywordsAcademic freedom
English language dominance
English-medium education
Globalization and higher education
Knowledge production
Knowledge workers
Issue Date2009
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14649373.asp
Citation
Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2009, v. 10 n. 2, p. 260-274 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this paper the colonial history of university education in Hong Kong, and recent changes in the governance of university education driven by global management discourses are discussed. With the systemic penetration of global economic rationalism, Hong Kong university education has gone through structural changes that include funding-linked evaluative policies and practices. Market imperatives and institutionally defined notions of research performance based mainly on English-language, overseas journal publications are exerting strong influence on the cultural practices and life styles of academics and stand to significantly change academic and intellectual culture in higher education in Hong Kong. The long-term consequences of these local interpretations and adaptations of global processes will be discussed in terms of their potential impact on academic freedom, the shaping of intellectual space, the intensification of competitive institutional research output, and the risk of privileging certain forms of knowledge production that puts aside local societal needs, indigenous knowledge and epistemologies. The views of experienced Hong Kong academics in the humanities and social sciences, as expressed in in-depth individual interviews, are also discussed. These are then interpreted with reference to Habermas' notion of different kinds of knowledge-constitutive interests (Habermas 1971) and Foucault's notion of the technology of discipline power to uncover the state's implicit transformation and shaping of the social and epistemological bases of academic and intellectual pursuits and the increasing trend of individualization of intellectual communities into isolated, individualistic, competitive knowledge workers (Foucault 1977).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92440
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.212
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.126
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dc.contributor.authorLin, Aen_HK
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dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:46:11Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2009, v. 10 n. 2, p. 260-274en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1464-9373en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/92440-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper the colonial history of university education in Hong Kong, and recent changes in the governance of university education driven by global management discourses are discussed. With the systemic penetration of global economic rationalism, Hong Kong university education has gone through structural changes that include funding-linked evaluative policies and practices. Market imperatives and institutionally defined notions of research performance based mainly on English-language, overseas journal publications are exerting strong influence on the cultural practices and life styles of academics and stand to significantly change academic and intellectual culture in higher education in Hong Kong. The long-term consequences of these local interpretations and adaptations of global processes will be discussed in terms of their potential impact on academic freedom, the shaping of intellectual space, the intensification of competitive institutional research output, and the risk of privileging certain forms of knowledge production that puts aside local societal needs, indigenous knowledge and epistemologies. The views of experienced Hong Kong academics in the humanities and social sciences, as expressed in in-depth individual interviews, are also discussed. These are then interpreted with reference to Habermas' notion of different kinds of knowledge-constitutive interests (Habermas 1971) and Foucault's notion of the technology of discipline power to uncover the state's implicit transformation and shaping of the social and epistemological bases of academic and intellectual pursuits and the increasing trend of individualization of intellectual communities into isolated, individualistic, competitive knowledge workers (Foucault 1977).en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14649373.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInter-Asia Cultural Studiesen_HK
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 2009, v. 10 n. 2, p. 260-274. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies is available online at: www.tandfonline.com with the open URL of your article.-
dc.subjectAcademic freedomen_HK
dc.subjectEnglish language dominanceen_HK
dc.subjectEnglish-medium educationen_HK
dc.subjectGlobalization and higher educationen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge productionen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge workersen_HK
dc.titleLocal interpretation of global management discourses in higher education in Hong Kong: Potential impact on academic cultureen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLin, A: angellin@hku.hken_HK
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