Selling Out

Selling Out

Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market

eBook - 2009
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
In a powerful defence of the values that define education, Howard Woodhouse uses concrete and vivid examples to show how universities in Canada have been engulfed by the market model of education and how administrators have done little to resist this trend.
Selling Out demonstrates that the logics of value of the market and of universities are not only different but opposed to one another. By introducing the reader to a variety of cases, some well known and others not, Woodhouse explains how academic freedom and university autonomy are being subordinated to corporate demands and how faculty have attempted to resist this subjugation. He argues that the mechanistic discourse of corporate culture has replaced the language of education - subject-based disciplines and the professors who teach them have become "resource units," students have become "educational consumers," and curricula have become "program packages." Graduates are now "products" and "competing in the global economy" has replaced the search for truth.

Publisher: Montréal [Que.] : McGill-Quuen's University Press, c2009 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2010)
ISBN: 9780773576889
0773576886
0773535802
9780773535800
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 350 p.)
Additional Contributors: Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)

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Apr 01, 2010

Reads more like a treatise by a disgruntled employee, who hates the system.

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