University of Virginia. Professor of social sciences and education at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Ordorika is an active participant in the Mexican political debate as well as an Op-ed writer for La Jornada and other Mexican media. Both of his parents originally hail from Spain; his father was born in Lekeitio , Biscay , while his mother was born in Madrid. His parents and grandparents established in Mexico as refugees from the Spanish Civil War since
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Professor of social sciences and education at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. Op-ed writer for La Jornada and other Mexican media. As part of a progressive family he became acquainted with the ideals of Spanish left wing republicanism, with the Cuban Revolution, and with the Mexican student movement, since his early childhood.
It is during his student days in the s that he became a militant of the Mexican revolutionary left izquierda revolucionaria through the Committee Estudiantil de Solidaridad Obrero Campesina CESOC and as a member of Revista Punto Critico, a marxist organization and journal founded by the leaders of the Mexican student movement, and later Convergencia Comunista 7 de enero CC7. As a student member of the Council first, and with the Consejo Estudiantil , starting on October 31, , Ordorika rejected structural adjustment policies affecting Mexican universities and, more concretely, attempts to increase tuition, restrictive student selection policies and standardized testing, proposed by rector Jorge Carpizo McGregor, at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
During the student strike in February he was one of the selected spokespersons until CEU defeated Carpizo's structural adjustment reforms. In Ordorika, Santos and Imaz led Mexican university students to support Cuauhtemoc Cardenas' independent presidential candidacy against the ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional's Carlos Salinas.
During the presidential electoral process Ordorika was appointed spokesperson and campaign head of communications for left wing candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas. After the elections and the PRD congress Ordorika distanced himself from this party and exercised a strong critique against its bureaucratic trends and centrist political positions. Imanol Ordorika is also involved in the Mexican contemporary political debate as a public speaker, an editorial writer at La Jornada and a media commentator.
From to he was elected member of the organizing committee for the University Congress at this university. In , he was elected faculty representative to the University Congress. Ordorika obtained master's degrees in education and sociology as well as a Ph. D degree in social sciences and education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education He has been a full professor at UNAM since Ordorika is a faculty member and higher education specialist in Mexico and abroad.
He has written extensively on power relations and politics within postsecondary institutions, faculty and student movements, higher education policy and on the impact of globalization on colleges and universities. In Ordorika received the Frank Talbott Jr. Here has been in charge of the design and development of the Mexican Universities Comparative Study.
Biography Lists Also Viewed. Intro Mexican activist and sociologist A. National politics In Ordorika, Santos and Imaz led Mexican university students to support Cuauhtemoc Cardenas' independent presidential candidacy against the ruling Partido Revolucionario Institucional's Carlos Salinas. Recent publications Books Ordorika, I. Ordorika, I. Book chapters Marginson, Simon y Ordorika, Imanol in press.
Ordorika, Imanol Global University Network for Innovation. Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, pp. Ediciones Mundi-Prensa. Barcelona, pp. In Bertussi, Guadalupe Teresinha Ed. Ordorika, Imanol and Pusser, Brian. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. Bensimon, Estela y Ordorika, Imanol. Stanford University Press.
Articles Ordorika, Imanol Ordorika, Imanol and Navarro, Mina Alejandra I, no. Policy Futures in Education , II 2. Ordorika, Imanol and Kenneth Kempner. Teacher Activist Writer. Academia Activism Literature.
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