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ERIC Number: EJ846473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
The Social Market Model and Higher Education: The Survival of the Richest
McKernan, Jim
College Quarterly, v8 n1 Win 2005
This article addresses the increasing encroachment of technical rationality in higher education, in the form of the Social Market Model (SMM) ideology. Such a situation is leading to an erosion of liberal education values and has resulted in a consumption production technology which treats colleges as production units. This assault on academic rationalism has also favored the most privileged with scarce scholarship awards given that the higher the socio-economic status of students and their families the higher the academic achievement leading as it does to the ultimate "survival of the richest" in North American educational settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A