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ERIC Number: EJ854388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-5866
The Market Comes to Higher Education
Rutherford, Jonathan
LATISS: Learning and Teaching in the Social Sciences, v2 n1 p5-19 Apr 2005
New Labour reform in publicly funded services is giving shape to a new kind of liberal or market state designed to promote economic efficiency and individual choice, rather than the collective provision of public goods. Government policy and commercial forces are integrating higher education into a global education economy. In consequence, universities are transforming themselves from an ideological arm of the state into relatively autonomous, consumer-oriented, corporate networks. The article argues that universities need to find ways to reclaim knowledge and learning as public goods, rooted in a democratic, not a market, paradigm.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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