n South African Journal of Higher Education - How mergers shape the institutional curriculum : guest editorial

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL How mergers shape the institutional curriculum J D Jansen University of Pretoria MAKING THE ARGUMENT What happens to the resultant curriculum when two institutions, each with its own curricula, decide to merge? While studies of mergers abound (Harman & Meek 2002; Eastman & Lang 2001; Martin, Samels & Associates 1994; Goedegebuure 1992), there are few (if any) systematic studies on the curriculum effects of merging two or more higher education institutions. The curriculum is often treated as secondary to the larger financial and organisational alterations resulting from mergers. Put differently, few institutions merge (or are required to ..

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