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Evans, Mary – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2014
Critical responses to changes in UK higher education have emerged from various quarters. This article suggests that some of these responses are collusive with neo-liberalism and that a greater attention might be paid to the possibilities of the word "liberal" and to the more democratic implications of certain US initiatives.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Democratic Values
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Allen, Garth – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2006
This article is a response to recent revealing political attempts to set a political and social function for the Arts through the establishment of performance criteria. A long-standing feature of the historical development of government policy in the UK has been attempts to judge the effectiveness and efficiency of public activity (health,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Public Policy, Art Education, Criteria
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Baghdadchi, Amir – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2005
The kind of boredom experienced in academia is unique. Neither a purely subjective nor objective phenomenon, it is the product of the way research is organized into papers, seminars, and conferences, as well as of a deep implicit metaphor that academic argument is a form of warfare. In this respect, the concepts of boredom and rigour are closely…
Descriptors: Humanities, Student Attitudes, Personal Narratives, Graduate Students