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A multisite case study of elected administrators at selected Nicaraguan universities since 1990


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

A study consisting of (a) interviews with thirty-four participants from four selected universities in Nicaragua, and (b) twenty two print artifacts related to the study focused on how Nicaraguan Law 89, the "Law of Autonomy of Higher Education," had influenced elected administrators of the public universities of Nicaragua. The interviews were conducted with administrators, faculty, and students of two public universities in Nicaragua, the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria [National University of Engineering] and the Centro Universitario Regional - Carazo [Regional University Center - Carazo] as well as administrators, faculty, and students of two private universities in Nicaragua, the Universidad Centroamericana [Central American University] and the Universidad Politécnica de Nicaragua [Polytechnical University of Nicaragua].

Results of the study were interpreted to support the belief that university administrators, both elected (public universities) and appointed (private universities) were influenced by students. However, the elected administrators of the public universities reported a stronger influence was sensed about needing to hold to electoral promises, and the potential impact of student protest or the threat of student protest. The study data also was viewed to mean that the elections of university administrators were not conducted with universal suffrage, since Nicaraguan Law 89 limited eligibility to vote in the elections of administrators to specific groups of students, staff, and faculty.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Higher education
Classification
0514: School administration
0745: Higher education
Identifier / keyword
Education, Administrators, Nicaraguan, Universities
Title
A multisite case study of elected administrators at selected Nicaraguan universities since 1990
Author
Swetnam, William B.
Number of pages
194
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0138
Source
DAI-A 66/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Joekel, Ronald G.
University/institution
The University of Nebraska - Lincoln
University location
United States -- Nebraska
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3194127
ProQuest document ID
305427119
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305427119
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