Higher education and problems of citizenship formation

White, Morgan (2012) Higher education and problems of citizenship formation. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47 (1). pp. 112-127. ISSN 0309-8249

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The purpose of the university should be grounded in the concept of citizenship rather than the promise of increased future earnings and research consultancy work. However, this conception of citizenship should be republican rather than liberal. British higher education institutions have suffered at the hands of mechanisms intended to promote accountability. The concept of accountability has undermined the legitimate authority of the university. As pressures from student fee increases, fiscal austerity and accountability mechanisms further undermine the ethic of scholarship, the idea of the university needs to recover its central purpose to ward off civic privatism.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9752.12002/abstract
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
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Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 08:48
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 08:48
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/92

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