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ERIC Number: EJ933045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0332-3315
...And the Market Created the Student to Its Image and Likening. Neo-Liberal Governmentality and Its Effects on Higher Education in Ireland
Lolich, Luciana
Irish Educational Studies, v30 n2 p271-284 2011
The article looks at two important documents in the context of education policy in Ireland: the Higher Education Authority's "Strategic Plan 2008-2010" and the Government's report, "Building Ireland's Smart Economy." It demonstrates how the entrepreneurial student is fabricated out of particular truths told about the present and the obligations that flow from this. Utilising governmentality theory, it examines the reconstruction of students' subjectivities by focusing on three dimensions of government: rationalities, technologies and ethics. It concludes that higher education is framed in economic terms and other important aspects of education such as criticality, solidarity and social engagement are undermined in our race towards economic progress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland