http://static.guim.co.uk/static/1afe67a1a34aa7133804fa3f5244f0d8d06a6efc/common/images/logos/the-guardian/professional.gifBy Geoff Sharrock. In these challenging times, what is needed is less anecdotal critique of managerialism and more research into how leaders can implement well-considered change.
As governments and universities struggle with the economics of mainstream higher education, many public systems are slowly (or suddenly) becoming mixed economy models. The OECD's Education at a Glance 2011 told the story of the shift. Between 1995 and 2008, public spending on tertiary education across OECD countries fell from 77 to 69% of total spending; while from 2000 to 2008, private spending grew 117%, or four times faster than public spending.