publication . Article . 2017

Should contentment be a key aim in higher education

Paul Gibbs;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: Taylor Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Higher education institutions are major concentrations of political, social, economic, intellectual and communicative resources. They reach freely across populations and cultures, and connect to government, professions, industry and the arts. The neo-liberal logic of markets has entered the realm of (higher) education. Marketing functions centre on the creation, codification and transmission of knowledge, and the certification of graduates and the nature of education are commercialised, both in provision and in curriculum content. This leads to discourse on the benefits of education being positioned almost exclusively in terms of their effect on income. \ud \ud ...
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