ERIC Number: EJ935201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
How Would Ludwig Wittgenstein Have Performed in the Current South African Higher Education System?
Le Grange, L.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v23 n4 p629-634 2009
The pressure to perform has migrated from the corporate world into academe. Academics across the globe feel this pressure to perform, often expressed as "publish or perish". I reflect on the rising culture of performativity in recent decades and how it has penetrated South African universities. In doing so, I specifically look at the academic life of Ludwig Wittgenstein (regarded by Anglo-American philosophers as the greatest philosopher of the 20th century) to begin to deconstruct performativity regimes in South Africa and in particular the NRF rating system.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, School Culture, Publish or Perish Issue, College Faculty, Performance, Philosophy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa