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ERIC Number: EJ869736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Thinking about Flexibility
Villa, Mario Diaz
Policy Futures in Education, v7 n5 p498-512 2009
This article emphasizes the complexity of the term flexibility and discusses its meanings and political dimensions, along with its expressions or realizations within the field of higher education. It proposes a new principle of flexibility that overcomes an understanding of flexibility within higher education as the mere ability or versatility to adapt itself to the demands of a life regulated by the technological, organizational and economic contingencies of the labor market. Instead, the author suggests a new way of conceptualizing and organizing academic work. This implies redefining the rigid limits within and between teaching and research and between these two practices and their social contexts. (Contains 14 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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