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Klees, Steven J. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
Education within capitalism too often reproduces social and economic inequalities. Schools are depicted as failing and teachers are blamed. In this paper, I examine the discourses underlying this situation and the role of foundations in the US and the World Bank in developing countries in maintaining it. I look at the neoliberal remedy of…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Neoliberalism, Social Differences, Discourse Analysis
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Schneller, Peter L. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
The United States democratic system includes characteristics of capitalism as well as socialism. Perhaps the most socialistic endeavor of the US is its K-12 public school system; in fact, US public schools are necessary for democracy to thrive and to create an educated and well-informed populace. However, capitalism and socialism are strange…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Public Education, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brunila, Kristiina; Hannukainen, Kristiina – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
How knowledge capitalism retools the scope of academic research and researchers is an issue which this article ties to the project market in the ethos of knowledge capitalism. In Finland, academic research has been forced to apply for funding in project-based activities reflecting European Union policies. The project market, which in this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Financial Support, Research Projects
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Wei, Zhao; Peters, Michael A. – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
This speculative paper enquires into the discourse of the 'end of labour' or 'disappearance of labour' as a result of the development of 'intelligent capitalism' clearly seen in 'intelligent manufacturing' systems that are now pursued and developed as Industry 4.0 strategy in East Asia, Germany and others parts of the world. When 'intelligent…
Descriptors: Labor, Social Systems, Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence
Stanwick, Peter A. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
This paper discusses the evolution of capitalism in British and American literature. The impact of capitalism on the lives of individuals has been well represented in both American and British literature throughout the centuries. The paper will discuss how seminal British authors such as Thomas More, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and George…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Political Attitudes, Literature, United States Literature
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice, 2017
Ulukhaktok society, in northern Canada, has changed greatly since its first contact with European explorers in the 19th century. Due to the spread of capitalism, indigenous societies such as Ulukhaktok, continue to have their way of life threatened. Even though capitalism continues to encroach upon the Ulukhaktok community, the fundamental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives
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O' Hagan, Clare; O'Connor, Pat; Myers, Eva Sophia; Baisner, Liv; Apostolov, Georgi; Topuzova, Irina; Saglamer, Gulsun; Tan, Mine G.; Çaglayan, Hülya – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
Academic capitalism is an outcome of the interplay between neoliberalism, globalisation, markets and universities. Universities have embraced the commercialisation of knowledge, technology transfer and research funding as well as introducing performance and audit practices. Academic capitalism has become internalised as a regulatory mechanism by…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Hall, Ashley R. – Communication Education, 2020
The retreat of state funding at public institutions paired with the growing concerns surrounding vulture capitalism that has weaponized philanthropic gift-giving (i.e., distinguished chairs, scholarships and fellowships, academic research centers, faculty lines, campus maintenance) means educators must find ways to teach students about the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Political Attitudes, Influences, Donors
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Gonzales, Leslie D.; Martinez, E.; Ordu, C. – Studies in Higher Education, 2014
In this paper, we draw from academic capitalism to explore the work lives and experiences of faculty who work in a striving university. Our analysis suggests that faculty members feel pressures induced by academic capitalism, including a lack of space, no time and the sense of constant surveillance. Our work adds to the theoretical as well as…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Experience, Commercialization, Work Experience
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Appe, Susan – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article is written from the perspective of a faculty member in a professional graduate degree program who is committed to internationalization, but also notes its challenges given the context in which higher education finds itself. First, the article outlines the ways in which higher education is thinking about internationalization, in…
Descriptors: International Education, Commercialization, Study Abroad, Educational Quality
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Kauppinen, Ilkka – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
This paper contributes to current debates on the relationship between globalisation and higher education. The main argument of the paper is that we are currently witnessing transnationalisation of academic capitalism. This argument is illustrated by examining the collaboration between transnational corporations and research universities, and how…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Global Approach, Higher Education, Correlation
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Laster Pirtle, Whitney N. – Health Education & Behavior, 2020
Racial capitalism is a fundamental cause of the racial and socioeconomic inequities within the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the United States. The overrepresentation of Black death reported in Detroit, Michigan is a case study for this argument. Racism and capitalism mutually construct harmful social conditions that fundamentally shape…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Death
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Klees, Steven J. – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
Piketty's "Capitalism in the twenty-first century" provides a superb, detailed historical analysis of the evolution of income and wealth inequality. Piketty demonstrates vast and increasing inequality that he argues might possibly be tempered in the future by economic growth and educational expansion supplemented by government…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Economics, Social Systems, Criticism
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Kauppinen, Ilkka; Kaidesoja, Tuukka – Higher Education Policy, 2014
Academic capitalism is currently a widely studied topic amongst higher education scholars, especially in the United States. This paper demonstrates that the theory of academic capitalism also provides a fruitful perspective for analysing the restructuring of Finnish higher education since the 1990s, although with reservations. It will be argued…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Commercialization
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Poon, Oiyan A.; Segoshi, Megan S.; Tang, Lilianne; Surla, Kristen L.; Nguyen, Caressa; Squire, Dian D. – Harvard Educational Review, 2019
Utilizing a critical raceclass theory of education, OiYan A. Poon and colleagues analyze interviews with Asian Americans who have publicly advocated for or against affirmative action and acknowledged how their understandings of racial capitalism informed their perspectives and actions. Limited research has considered Asian American subjectivity in…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Affirmative Action, Racial Factors, Political Issues
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