Everything for Sale

Author: Roger Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415809801
Release Date: 2013

The marketisation of higher education is a growing worldwide trend. Increasingly, market steering is replacing or supplementing government steering. Tuition fees are being introduced or increased, usually at the expense of state grants to institutions. Grants for student support are being replaced or supplemented by loans. Commercial rankings and league tables to guide student choice are proliferating with institutions devoting increasing resources to marketing, branding and customer service. The UK is a particularly good example of this, not only because it is a country where marketisation has arguably proceeded furthest, but also because of the variations that exist as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland increasingly diverge from England. In Everything for Sale, Roger Brown argues that the competitive regime that is now applicable to our Higher Education system was the logical, and possibly inevitable, outcome of a process that began with the introduction of full cost fees for overseas students in 1980. Through chapters including: Markets and Non-Markets The Institutional Pattern of Provision The Funding of Research The Funding of Student Education Quality Assurance The Impact of Marketisation: Efficiency, diversity and equity; He shows how the evaluation and funding of research, the funding of student education, quality assurance, and the structure of the system have increasingly been organised on market or quasi-market lines. As well as helping to explain the evolution of British higher education over the past thirty years, the book contains some important messages about the consequences of introducing or extending market competition in universities' core activities of teaching and research. This timely and comprehensive book is essential reading for all academics at University level and anyone involved in Higher Education policy.

Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education

Author: Peter John
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317542612
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Genre: Education

Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education is a critical analysis of the various dimensions of marketisation in a global context, exploring governance, policy, financial, ethical and pedagogical aspects. Bringing together a selection of influential authors who draw on the work of Roger Brown, the book is a timely examination of the impact that policies regulating cost, entry and practices in higher education can have on universities, students and academics. This book explores the tensions and dilemmas marketisation brings into the educational environment for academic leaders, managers and students, arguing that they can be managed through rebalancing the relation between the market and the educational dimensions. Key topics include: The economics of higher education Students in a marketised environment Regulating a marketised sector Marketisation and higher education pedagogies Universities’ futures. Unveiling nuanced and multifaceted perspectives and providing readers with collective and forward-thinking critical analyses, Dimensions of Marketisation in Higher Education will be an authoritative reference book on policy and practice, appealing to higher education leaders, managers and scholars worldwide.

The Marketisation of Higher Education and the Student as Consumer

Author: Mike Molesworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136908453
Release Date: 2010-10-04
Genre: Education

Until recently government policy in the UK has encouraged an expansion of Higher Education to increase participation and with an express aim of creating a more educated workforce. This expansion has led to competition between Higher Education institutions, with students increasingly positioned as consumers and institutions working to improve the extent to which they meet ‘consumer demands’. Especially given the latest government funding cuts, the most prevalent outlook in Higher Education today is one of business, forcing institutions to reassess the way they are managed and promoted to ensure maximum efficiency, sales and ‘profits’. Students view the opportunity to gain a degree as a right, and a service which they have paid for, demanding a greater choice and a return on their investment. Changes in higher education have been rapid, and there has been little critical research into the implications. This volume brings together internationally comparative academic perspectives, critical accounts and empirical research to explore fully the issues and experiences of education as a commodity, examining: the international and financial context of marketisation the new purposes of universities the implications of university branding and promotion league tables and student surveys vs. quality of education the higher education market and distance learning students as ‘active consumers’ in the co-creation of value changing student experiences, demands and focus. With contributions from many of the leading names involved in Higher Education including Ron Barnett, Frank Furedi, Lewis Elton, Roger Brown and also Laurie Taylor in his journalistic guise as an academic at the University of Poppleton, this book will be essential reading for many.

The Gove Legacy

Author: M. Finn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137491510
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Education

Michael Gove was, unquestionably, a pivotal figure in British educational reform during his time as the coalition's Secretary of State for Education. This team of experts, drawn from academia, think-tanks and trade unions, offer an unrivalled early assessment of the impact of Gove, and his reforms, on the British educational landscape.

New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education

Author: David Lewin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472513366
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Genre: Education

New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education seeks to build a bridge between philosophical reflection and socio-political action by developing a range of critical discussions in the areas of ethics, politics and religion. This volume brings together established authorities and a new generation of scholars to ask whether philosophy of education can contribute to political and social discourse, or whether it is destined to remain the marginal gadfly of mainstream ideology. The philosophy of education stands in danger of becoming a neglected field at precisely the moment we need to be able to reflect upon the increasingly apparent costs of the technocratic attitude to education. While many of the educational policy discussions of recent years seem far-reaching and radical, critical debate surrounding these initiatives remain largely at a populist level. New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education provides contemporary responses to philosophical issues that bear upon educational studies, policies and practices, contributing to the debate on the role of philosophy of education in an increasingly fractured intellectual milieu.

Entrepreneurial Universities

Author: Basilius Eberle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640645039
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, Note: 2,0, Universität Augsburg (Lst. f. Organisation und Unternehmensfürung Prof. Lehmann), Veranstaltung: Proseminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Universitäten als Bildungseinrichtungen müssen sich den Herausforderungen, die ein verändertes Arbeitsumfeld, nicht zuletzt durch die Globalisierung und Dynamisie-rung der Märkte an sie stellt. Dadurch entsteht vermehrt der Druck, Studenten auf eine Lebenswirklichkeit vorzubereiten, die von zunehmender Unsicherheit und Komplexität geprägt ist (Gibb und Hannon, 2006, S. 5). Dazu gehören regelmäßige Stellenwechsel ebenso wie globale Mobilität und die Fähigkeit, sich auf fremde Kulturen einzulassen (Goshal und Gratton, 2002). In diesem Szenario kann der Universitätsabschluss nicht mehr als Garantie für eine lebenslange Anstellung angesehen werden als vielmehr als Eintrittskarte in die Arbeitswelt. Ebenso ist der Wandel unserer Gesellschaft zu einer Wissensgesellschaft nicht mehr aufzuhalten. Besonders rohstoffarme Länder wie Deutschland tun daher gut daran, den Produktionsfaktor Wissen zu fördern und seine Anwendung in Innovationen zu unter-stützen. Einen großen Beitrag zur Verbreitung des Produktionsfaktors Wissen stellen dabei die Universitäten dar. Das Problem der Universitäten ist aber, dass sie zwar sehr viel Wissen generieren und für die Gesellschaft bereitstellen, der Transfer hin zur Wirt-schaft und damit zu einer Anwendung unterbleibt aber oftmals. Um es zugespitzt zu formulieren wäre das eine Verschwendung von Steuergeldern, bei der nichts als Grund-lagenforschung herauskommt (Flueglistaller, 2004, S. 22). Doch die Universitäten haben auf den Ruf nach mehr Anwendungsbezug und Wissens-transfer reagiert: Sie sind unternehmerischer geworden (Mowery et al., 2004, Siegel, 2006). Spätestens seit dem sog. Bah-Doyle Act aus dem Jahr 1980 werden Universitä-ten vermehrt dazu angespornt, ihre Forschungsergebnisse zu vermarkten. Daher haben die Universitäten seit den 80er Jahren ihre unternehmerischen Aktivitäten auf vielen Feldern erweitert: Das Patent- und Lizenzwesen, die Schaffung von soge-nannten incubators und science-parks, sowie die Einrichtung von Transferstellen, um den Universitäten den Transfer des geschaffenen Wissens hin zu kommerzialisierbaren Produkten oder Dienstleistungen zu erleichtern. Die Hauptfrage, mit der sich diese Arbeit beschäftigt ist, ob eine Kultur des Entrepreneurships, wie sie beispielsweise an der TUM München propagiert wird wirklich zu einem verbesserten Technologietransfer von der Universität hin zur Wirtschaft führt und wie sich dieser Wissenstransfer messen lässt.

E Strategy

Author: Jörg Stratmann
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830969914
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Geschichte lernen im digitalen Wandel

Author: Marko Demantowsky
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110399042
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: History

Young people communicate through social networks, and seek information and opinion online. They participate publicly in real-time social debates. These radical changes in their life worlds have implications for their views of history and for the collective historical culture. Thus, historical instruction is facing entirely new challenges. The contributors to this volume submitted to an open review process prior to publication.

Direkte Aktion

Author: David Graeber
ISBN: 3894017759
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Anti-globalization movement

Education Policy and Social Class

Author: Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415363985
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

This book brings together in one place Stephen Ball's key writings. Drawing on over twenty years' work, Professor Ball has selected his most important work - from education policy and sociology to his work on education and social class.

The Evaluative State Institutional Autonomy and Re engineering Higher Education in Western Europe

Author: G. Neave
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230370227
Release Date: 2012-05-09
Genre: Political Science

This pioneering book examines how policies to raise efficiency and performance in Europe's universities have profoundly altered ties between government, society and higher education, outlining how Evaluation Agencies have urged Europe's universities to meet the challenge of modernization.

ber das befremdliche berleben des Neoliberalismus

Author: Colin Crouch
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518760901
Release Date: 2011-10-12
Genre: Political Science

Spätestens als Lehman Brothers im September 2008 Insolvenz anmelden mußte, hatte es für einen kurzen Moment den Anschein, als habe die letzte Stunde des Neoliberalismus geschlagen: Nachdem das Mantra vom Markt und von der Privatisierung seit den siebziger Jahren in aller Munde war, sollten nun die Regierungen eingreifen, um systemrelevante Banken zu retten. Die Kompetenz der Wirtschaftsführer stand massiv in Frage. Heute, nur drei Jahre später, bekommen die Manager wieder riesige Boni. Zur Refinanzierung der Rettungspakete werden Sozialleistungen gekürzt. Die Logik des radikalen Wettbewerbs und des unternehmerischen Selbst prägt nach wie vor unsere Mentalität. Wie ist das möglich? Diese Frage stellt Colin Crouch in seinem großen neuen Essay. Der Autor des vielbeachteten Bestsellers »Postdemokratie« zeichnet die Ideengeschichte des Neoliberalismus nach und betont, daß der Konflikt Staat vs. Markt zu kurz greift: Es sind die gigantischen transnationalen Konzerne, unter denen die Demokratie »und« das Marktmodell leiden. Doch wir können uns wehren, indem wir uns auf unsere Werte und unsere Macht als Verbraucher besinnen. Das ist Crouchs optimistische Vision einer sozialen und demokratischen Marktwirtschaft.


Author: Colin Crouch
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518785300
Release Date: 2012-10-22
Genre: Political Science

"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.

Class Inequality in Austerity Britain

Author: W. Atkinson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137016386
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Political Science

When the Coalition Government came to power in 2010 in claimed it would deliver not just austerity, as necessary as that apparently was, but also fairness. This volume subjects this pledge to critical interrogation by exposing the interests behind the policy programme pursued and their damaging effects on class inequalities. Situated within a recognition of the longer-term rise of neoliberal politics, reflections on the status of sociology as a source of critique and current debates over the relationship between the cultural and economic dimensions of social class, the contributors cover an impressively wide range of relevant topics, from education, family policy and community to crime and consumption, shedding new light on the experience of domination in the early 21st Century.