Open educational resources in China : a governmentality analysis

Shen, Juming (2013) Open educational resources in China : a governmentality analysis. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Using a sociological approach, this study examines China’s reform of open educational resources (OER), which has prompted significant changes to the nation’s higher education sector. Through an analysis of the policy processes that have driven the reform, this study demonstrates that the reform has involved and brought significant changes to its participants as resource administrators, providers, and receivers. By using governmentality as a poststructuralist analytical framework, this study shows the particular ways in which the reform process has been governed and the ways in which the governing practices have changed the conduct of higher education. The study reveals the power relations exercised through the reform and offers a critique of China’s higher education sector.

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ID Code: 61407
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Henderson, Deborah & Tangen, Donna
Keywords: higher educational reform, governmentality, open educational resources, policy analysis, higher education in China
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 18 Jul 2013 05:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 23:49

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