ERIC Number: EJ953721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
The Community of Workers' University: A Pragmatic Institution for the Future?
Gibbs, Paul; Costley, Carol
Higher Education Quarterly, v66 n1 p90-105 Jan 2012
The identity of the worker foregrounds the development of higher education rather than the other way around. It is developed in contrast to the lack of higher education innovation in the recent UK Government White Paper on Higher Education and in the educational philosophy of Tawney and the neo-pragmaticism of Rorty. The proposal is that higher learning, after capabilities have been nurtured in compulsory schooling, may be developed through communities of workers acting as agent for improvement of their communities; not in universities at all. This is a radical approach to higher education and employment and one that might bring true diversity to the higher education sector.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Compulsory Education, Employment, Labor Education, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom