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New Institutionalism in Higher Education

By Heinz-Dieter Meyer and Justin J W Powell

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countries. It views educational institutions as a key producer of social cohesion by supplying the shared beliefs that generate shared cultural meanings. To most institutionalists, education (schools, colleges, universities, but also home schooling, religious, and informal education) stands out as one of only a handful of key social institutions next to the family, the economy, religion, science, and government. Higher education takes its place in this nexus of institutions, as it globally expands in size and grows in strategic importance

Topics: neo-institutionalism, higher education, theory, university, science, research, Social & behavioral sciences, psychology :: Sociology & social sciences [H10], Sciences sociales & comportementales, psychologie :: Sociologie & sciences sociales [H10]
Year: 2020
OAI identifier: oai:orbilu.uni.lu:10993/35552

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