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ERIC Number: EJ967806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
For-Profits on the Move
Wildavsky, Ben
Continuing Higher Education Review, v75 p9-27 Fall 2011
Because the globalization of traditional research universities has so far been largely an elite phenomenon, for-profit higher education has become the kind of high-growth worldwide industry that would attract entrepreneurs. The for-profit sector, by contrast, has targeted a vast and vastly different student market: non-elite learners, often poorly served by existing institutions, who are eager to earn practical, career-oriented degrees. And for-profits have grown quickly in part because of their willingness to use technology far more aggressively than their more conventional university counterparts. Growth in for-profit higher education is in part a function of growth in postsecondary education more generally. With the expansion of the global for-profits, the students' needs are being catered to with distinctly new forms of instruction. Hand in hand with the rise of for-profit education, technology is increasingly being used to reach students both within individual nations and across borders. (Contains 33 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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