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ERIC Number: EJ1100240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1740-2743
The Grey Faces of Academic Workers: On the Non-Emancipatory Resistance of Polish Humanists to the Edu-Factory Reform of Academia
Szwabowski, Oskar
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v14 n1 p44-56 Mar 2016
In this article I deal with the Polish discourse generated by academics facing a reform of higher education. My primary interest is to what extent their statement enables or disables emancipatory practice. I point out that the structure of academics' prevalent discourse in the face of education-factory reform makes liberation impossible. Furthermore, it contributes to the reinforcement of social inequalities. In conclusion I indicate the necessity of developing both a different discourse and practice, which might enable to overcome the crisis, yet at the same time enforce the redefinition and reorganization of educational institutions and of education itself.
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland
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