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The Resource Speaking of universities, Stefan Collini

Speaking of universities, Stefan Collini

Label
Speaking of universities
Title
Speaking of universities
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Collini
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A devastating analysis of what is happening to our universities In recent decades there has been an immense global surge in the numbers both of universities and of students. In the UK alone there are now over 140 institutions teaching more subjects to nearly 2.5 million students. New technology offers new ways of learning and teaching. Globalization forces institutions to consider a new economic horizon. At the same time governments have systematically imposed new procedures regulating funding, governance, and assessment. Universities are being forced to behave more like business enterprises in a commercial marketplace than centres of learning. In Speaking of Universities, historian and critic Stefan Collini analyses these changes and challenges the assumptions of policy-makers and commentators. He asks: does 'marketization' threaten to destroy what we most value about education; does this new era of 'accountability' distort what it purports to measure; and who does the modern university belong to? Responding to recent policies and their underlying ideology, the book is a call to 'focus on what is actually happening and the cliches behind which it hides; an incitement to think again, think more clearly, and then to press for something better'"--
  • "In recent decades there has been an immense global surge in the numbers both of universities and of students. In the UK alone there are now over 140 institutions teaching more subjects to nearly 2.5 million students. New technology offers new ways of learning and teaching. Globalisation forces institutions to consider a new economic horizon. At the same governments have systematically imposed new procedures regulating funding, governance, and assessment. Universities are being forced to behave more like business enterprises in a commercial marketplace than centres of learning. In Speaking of Universities, historian and critic Stefan Collini analyses these changes and challenges the assumptions of policy-makers and commentators. He asks: does 'marketisation' threaten to destroy what we most value about education; does this new era of 'accountability' distort what it purports to measure; and who does the modern university 'belong to'? Responding to recent policies and their underlying ideology, the book is a call to 'focus on what is actually happening and the clich behind which it hides; an incitement to think again, think more clearly, and then to press for something better'"--
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DLC
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1947-
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Collini, Stefan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Education and globalization
  • Business and education
  • Educational accountability
Label
Speaking of universities, Stefan Collini
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967337176
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781786631398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967337176
Label
Speaking of universities, Stefan Collini
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-296)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967337176
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781786631398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967337176

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