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ERIC Number: EJ802946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Having a Field Day: Managerialism, Educational Discourse and the Fifth Province of Ireland
Martin, Matthew; D'Agostino, Leo
International Journal of Educational Management, v18 n3 p180-187 2004
From the perspective of lecturers in English and Humanities, this paper addresses the current crisis of managerialism in higher education, grounding the discussion in the realities of smaller institutions in Northern Ireland. It begins with the premise that the language of auditing, bureaucracy and accountability has achieved hegemony within such institutions and within the broader academic community. In Field Day's notion of a "fifth province", we find a particularly useful model for developing the case that the space sought is most likely extra-mural with respect to institutions, but critically engaged with those institutions at the same time. We then ask what intellectual and educational role the activity of such a "Field Day" should play with respect to public discourse and to the role of the public intellectual.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)