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Lowering higher education : the rise of corporate universities and the fall of liberal education

Author: James E Côté; Anton L Allahar
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What happens to the liberal arts and science education when universities attempt to sell it as a form of job training? In Lowering Higher Education, a follow-up to their provocative 2007 book Ivory Tower Blues, James E. Côté and Anton L. Allahar explore the subverted 'idea of the university' and the forces that have set adrift the mission of these institutions. Côté and Allahar connect the corporatization of
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James E Côté; Anton L Allahar
ISBN: 1442693452 9781442693456
OCLC Number: 757914032
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 243 pages)
Contents: A history of a mission adrift : the idea of the university subverted --
Stakeholder relations : the educational forum --
Standards : schools without scholarship? --
Universities : crisis, what crisis? --
Students : is disengagement inevitable? --
Technologies : will they save the day? --
Recommendations and conclusions : our stewardship of the system.
Responsibility: James E. Coté and Anton L. Allahar.
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