Higher education mediating institutions and habit

Campbell, James 2014, Higher education mediating institutions and habit, Procedia: social and behavioral sciences, vol. 123, pp. 422-432.


Title Higher education mediating institutions and habit
Author(s) Campbell, James
Journal name Procedia: social and behavioral sciences
Volume number 123
Start page 422
End page 432
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014-03-20
ISSN 1877-0428
Keyword(s) habits
habitualization
higher education
mediating institutions
Summary The aim of this paper is to focus discussion on some philosophical issues that informs discussion of the stabilising dimension of higher education as a mediating institution. Backgrounded habits provide the deep context for developing moral practice and other regarding sentiment in higher education. Understanding higher educational institutions as mediating institutions, as forms of associational life which inculcate habit and the development of mores is an important corrective to the discourse of marketization and neo-liberal reform which otherwise crowds out consideration of the role higher educational institutions play in cultural stabilization and social cohesion. This argument we intend to make in this paper is that the stabilizing and associational function of higher educational institutions is critically important to developing habits and mores which are the key support for a society that can still retain a sense of concern and regard for others. 
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064746

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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