By Stefan Collini
A devastating research of what's occurring to our universities
Does “marketization” threaten to break what we such a lot worth approximately education?
Will this new period of “accountability” distort what it purports to measure?
What can we suggest by way of a “public” method of upper schooling and the way may still we guard it?
Globalization has remodeled the industrial horizon. while governments have systematically imposed new rules for investment, governance, and evaluation. more and more, universities behave extra like company firms in a advertisement market than facilities of studying. In fresh a long time there was an enormous international surge within the variety of universities and the scale of the scholar inhabitants. know-how has created new methods of studying and teaching.
In Speaking of Universities, historian and critic Stefan Collini analyses those adjustments and demanding situations the assumptions of policymakers and commentators. this can be an pressing name to “focus on what's really occurring and the clichés in the back of which it hides; an incitement to reconsider, imagine extra basically, after which to press for whatever better.”