By Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, Laura E. Rumbley
Educational inbreeding - appointing one's personal graduates for educational positions - is a arguable yet unusually universal perform across the world. This ebook is the 1st comparative research of the phenomenon - the motives, implications, and way forward for inbreeding.
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So, sometimes measures dealing not with inbreeding itself, but with its consequences, may also be useful to consider. In this section, possible measures to eliminate inbreeding, as well as ways to deal with the problems it presents, have been discussed. In different countries, various strategies have been tested. Most of the literature on the topic shows that institutionalized measures that either forbid hiring one’s own graduates or make the selection and promotion mechanisms more transparent and competitive are rather useful, and can help to diminish the level of inbreeding in universities.
The authors found that Brazilian agricultural academics published mostly in domestic journals and predominantly cited their colleagues from the same Olga Gorelova and Maria Yudkevich 37 university. Most academic communications and knowledge exchange also happened internally in the institution, and the authors see inbreeding practices in Brazil as the reason for that (Velho and Krige 1984). In Mexico, studies of inbreeding are more up-to-date. In 2007, a study of academic inbreeding and scientiﬁc productivity in Mexico looked at a sample of 414 academics from 14 institutions, borrowed from a survey conducted to analyze the impact of public policies on processes of institutional change within Mexican higher education institutions.
Evaluation of teaching qualities is more problematic and may be only assessable over the longer term. Inbred academics may contribute to the formation of speciﬁc, highly localized approaches to teaching, as they are “guided by the experience gained as former students of this university and, later, as teaching assistants there” in the design of their own courses (Sivak and Yudkevich 2012, 4). Such a practice allows teaching cultures and practices to be carefully preserved and reproduced through academic generations.
Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives by Maria Yudkevich, Philip G. Altbach, Laura E. Rumbley