Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The public good, the market, and academic capitalism: U.S. cross-border higher education in Panama
by Montoto, Lisette, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2013, 359; 3577946
Abstract (Summary)

In recent years, U.S. colleges and universities have begun to extend their international presence through different models of cross-border higher education. This research explores three models of U.S. higher education in Panama City, Panama: a branch campus, a franchise model and merger/acquisition models. Using a qualitative approach, this study included a year of document analysis, classroom observations, interviews, and focus groups. Using the lens of academic capitalism, the findings place the different models along a continuum of neoliberalism and the public good.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Slaughter, Sheula
School: University of Georgia
School Location: United States -- Georgia
Source: DAI-A 75/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Latin American Studies, Higher education
Keywords: Academic capitalism, Branch campus, Cross-borders, For-profit education, Panama
Publication Number: 3577946
ISBN: 9781303673481
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