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Student Dis/satisfaction and Academic Dis/enchantment with Edu-capitalism

Blackmore, Jill 2013, Student Dis/satisfaction and Academic Dis/enchantment with Edu-capitalism, Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies, vol. 32, no. 1-2, pp. 27-34.

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Title Student Dis/satisfaction and Academic Dis/enchantment with Edu-capitalism
Author(s) Blackmore, Jill
Journal name Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies
Volume number 32
Issue number 1-2
Start page 27
End page 34
Total pages 8
Publisher RMIT
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2013-12
ISSN 0111-8889
Keyword(s) Higher education
Academic work
Summary Over three decades there has been a shift from ideologies of idealism and educationalism towards instrumentalism in higher education due to the global circulation of neoliberal ideologies. Facilitated by digital technologies and encouraged by international ranking systems, there is a paradoxical trend towards homogenisation rather than heterogeneity in terms of what counts as valued knowledge, producing tensions in national policies, institutional responses and academic work in Australia as elsewhere. The paper identifies the implications of trends driving universities towards entrepreneurialism, hyper-instrumentalism, continual rebranding in their search for distinctiveness in global markets, restructuring towards specialisation, focusing on immediate use-value of research, vocationalising teaching, demand driven curriculum that makes students happy, and the disaggregation of curriculum underpinning new multimodal forms of online learning / management technologies.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio Economic Objective 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, RMIT
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061593

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