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ERIC Number: EJ768562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Can Critical Management Education Be Critical in a Formal Higher Educational Setting?
Choo, Kok Leong
Teaching in Higher Education, v12 n4 p485-497 Aug 2007
This article attempts to establish the scope of critical management education in a formal educational setting. It is based on an empirical study of 24 academic staffs' experience of engaging critical management education in four UK University Business Schools. The study seems to show that there are significant barriers to and potential pitfalls in introducing critical management education in a formal higher educational setting. The problems seem to be attributable to the institutionalised assessment rules and regulations, marketisation of higher education, power embedded in the professional roles of university teachers, learning styles and cultural diversity of students, and classroom practices required to support critical teaching and learning. Critical management education requires labour intensive pedagogy, and the approach is not to be recommended to Business Schools that are constrained by resources and experiencing low staff morale, otherwise it may generate individual self-doubt and cynicism. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom