Global Crisis in Higher Education: Is Merit Being Trampled by Marketing and Money?
We have shown in the preceding chapter how a concerted ‘capture’ of the most important domains of education and educational thinking by neo-liberal economic perspectives since the 1950s has impelled eventually a momentous (global) shift towards narrowing the essence of education down to merely ‘learning’ of a bundle of productive and/or marketable skills through educational investment, with an overriding motive of reaping measurable pecuniary ‘gains’—both private and societal.
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