ERIC Number: EJ1021538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
What Is the Greater Good? The Discourse on Public and Private Roles of Higher Education in the New Economy
Hensley, Brad; Galilee-Belfer, Mika; Lee, Jenny J.
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v35 n5 p553-567 2013
This study examined the ways that the "public good" of higher education is being conceptualised as economic benefits and cost/benefit rationalities in the current economic downturn. Based on the case of Arizona in the United States, a discourse analysis of speeches was performed on the way public, state and institutional leaders described ways that the public higher education system must respond in the changing global economy with less state funds directed towards public institutions. The findings demonstrate the changing public nature of higher education from emphasising individual over societal benefits, thus also reflecting changing funding sources.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Public Education, Economic Climate, Economic Change, Educational Finance, Economic Impact, Social Mobility, Well Being, Neoliberalism, Speeches, Discourse Analysis, Educational Benefits
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona