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ERIC Number: EJ769276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
The University Revisioned: An Alternative to Corporate Mis-Education
Lustig, Jeff
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v27 n1 p17-52 Mar 2005
Corporatization refers not only to the subordination of academic programs to outside business interest, but also to the more troubling intrusion of corporate forms of governance and market criteria of performance into the institution as a whole. In this paper, the author wants to show how this corporatization affects the substance, structure and function of the university, trace its epistemological and political implications, and explain the dangers it poses for faculty, students and the larger society. This requires that he challenges the narrative usually told about the American university, the story that justifies and underwrites its current course of development. It also requires that he addresses the image of faculty identity implicitly framed by that story, for it is a case of mistaken identity and rooted in serious confusion about academic neutrality. In the last section of this article, the author outlines the alternative to the corporate university hinted in the dissenting statements and commentaries of faculty and students over the last decade as they have groped their way toward a forgotten branch of the liberal arts tradition. It has important implications for what is taught, who is taught, and how the university is organized beyond the classroom. (Contains 97 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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