Transforming Higher Education : Economy, Democracy, and the University
The essays in this book address the transformation of higher education and the transformative possibilities of its current conditions. Higher education in American history has always functioned within the context of larger social and political forces. Universities and colleges have provided skilled labor for the work force, scientific knowledge and innovation for manufacturing, and policy expertise for government.
- Hardback | 264 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
- 30 Sep 2010
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About Stephen J. Rosow
Stephen J. Rosow is a professor of Political Science at State University of New York. Thomas Kriger is Provost at the National Labor College.
As universities in the private and public spheres restructure to meet financial demands driven by profit rather than the educational needs of students, Transforming Higher Education is insightful reading from multifarious scholarly voices. This collection is critical for understanding the deleterious changes underway that endanger the academy. This book provides one of the most penetrating analyses of the damaging influence of the corporate forces that seek to turn higher education into a profit center for capital. I strongly recommend this book to all students of education and political economy. -- Immanuel Ness, Professor, Brooklyn College, City University of New York The book provides excellent stimulus for thought...Transforming Higher Education begins to inspire readers, particularly faculty members, to keep fighting to protect higher education from those who would vocationalize it and lose sight of the real purpose of colleges and universities in a democratic society. When on that point, the book is highly effective. Academe
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I. Historical-Theoretical Interventions Chapter 3 Chapter One. Corporate MisEducation and The Liberal Arts Response Chapter 4 Chapter Two. Veblen's The Higher Learning in America and the Ambiguities of Academic Independence Chapter 5 Chapter Three: What is Information? The Neoliberal Turn, Digitalization and Interdisciplinarity Part 6 Part II. Contesting the Neo-liberal University Chapter 7 Chapter Four: The Concept of Corporatization: A Useful Tool or Feel-Good Slogan Chapter 8 Chapter Five. The Economics of Globalization and Corporatization of Higher Education Chapter 9 Chapter Six. Administrative and Geographic Determinants of Economics Course Offerings in American Colleges and Universities Chapter 10 Chapter Seven. Corporatization and Research Information Part 11 Part III. Envisioning Different Higher Education Chapter 12 Chapter Eight. Global Knowledge, the University and Democratic Politics Chapter 13 Chapter Nine. Controversy, Contest and Competition: The Institutionalization of the "Disciplines of Scale" and Higher Learning in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 14 Chapter Ten. Open Source and Open Content as a Counter to Globalization and Corporatism for Public Institutions of Higher Learning