Faculty reactions to globalization and NAFTA in selected engineering departments in a northern Mexican urban area

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Title:
Faculty reactions to globalization and NAFTA in selected engineering departments in a northern Mexican urban area
Author:
Saunders, Thomas J.
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation presents a qualitative study examining faculty reactions to globalization and NAFTA in selected engineering departments in a Northern Mexican urban area. The dissertation provides an overview of the history of engineer training in Mexico, and how past presidential administrations' policies affected engineer training. The literature review also provides an overview of the theories utilized in the analysis of the data. The theoretical perspective of World System Theory as presented by Wallerstein, and Dependency Theory in Higher Education as presented by Altbach were the two primary theories utilized along with other theoretical perspectives that pertain to globalization. Mexican writers such as Gonzalez Sousa and Louvier Calderon, were presented as two varied perspectives of resistance to globalization. Faculty members from three universities were interviewed regarding issues of influence from core nations on the instructional and training activities in their departments. The perceptions of faculty members were recorded, transcribed and then analyzed. Major themes emerged regarding issues of international influence on local industry and business that in turn affected these departments, the use of academic resources from other countries, and resistance to globalization on the part of these faculty members.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Higher.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Center for the Study of Higher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rhoades, Gary

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFaculty reactions to globalization and NAFTA in selected engineering departments in a northern Mexican urban areaen_US
dc.creatorSaunders, Thomas J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Thomas J.en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation presents a qualitative study examining faculty reactions to globalization and NAFTA in selected engineering departments in a Northern Mexican urban area. The dissertation provides an overview of the history of engineer training in Mexico, and how past presidential administrations' policies affected engineer training. The literature review also provides an overview of the theories utilized in the analysis of the data. The theoretical perspective of World System Theory as presented by Wallerstein, and Dependency Theory in Higher Education as presented by Altbach were the two primary theories utilized along with other theoretical perspectives that pertain to globalization. Mexican writers such as Gonzalez Sousa and Louvier Calderon, were presented as two varied perspectives of resistance to globalization. Faculty members from three universities were interviewed regarding issues of influence from core nations on the instructional and training activities in their departments. The perceptions of faculty members were recorded, transcribed and then analyzed. Major themes emerged regarding issues of international influence on local industry and business that in turn affected these departments, the use of academic resources from other countries, and resistance to globalization on the part of these faculty members.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Higher.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCenter for the Study of Higher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest3119983en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b45646454en_US
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