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ERIC Number: EJ1123686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
The Theory Gap in Higher Education
Stoller, Aaron
Research in Education, v96 n1 p39-45 Nov 2016
This essay makes the case that while theory plays a vital role in the context of disciplinary research and scholarship, it has had little meaningful impact on the discourses, policies, and practices of contemporary higher education. This lack of theoretical engagement is not value-neutral, but has had devastating consequences in terms of higher education's inability to resist neoliberal rationalities and conceptualize new possibilities for practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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