The Resource Public Universities, Managerialism and the Value of Higher Education, by Rob Watts, (electronic resource)

Public Universities, Managerialism and the Value of Higher Education, by Rob Watts, (electronic resource)

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Public Universities, Managerialism and the Value of Higher Education
Title
Public Universities, Managerialism and the Value of Higher Education
Statement of responsibility
by Rob Watts
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Author
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a rigorous examination into the realities of the current university system in Britain, America and Australia. The radical makeover of the higher education system which began in the 1980s has conventionally been understood as universities being transformed into businesses which sell education and research in a competitive market. This engaging and provocative book argues that this is not actually the case. Drawing on lived experience, Watts asserts that the reality is actually a consequence of contradictory government policy and new public management whose exponents talk and act ‘as-if’ universities have become businesses. The result of which is ‘market crazed governance’, whereby universities are subjected to expensive rebranding and advertising campaigns and the spread of a toxic culture of customer satisfaction surveys which ask students to evaluate their teachers and what they have learned, based on government ‘metrics’ of research ‘quality’. This has led to a situation where not only the normal teacher-student relationship is inverted, academic professional autonomy is eroded and many students are short-changed, but where universities are becoming places whose leaders are no longer prepared to tell the truth and too few academics are prepared to insist they do. An impassioned and methodical study, this book will be of great interest to academics and scholars in the field of higher education and education policy. Rob Watts is Professor of Social Policy at RMIT University, Australia. His books include The Foundations of the National Welfare State, Sociology Australia, and States of Violence and the Civilising Process: On Criminology and State Crime.
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Watts, Rob
Dewey number
378
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0
LC call number
LB2300-2799.3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Palgrave Critical University Studies
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education and state
  • Education
  • Management
  • Higher Education
  • Administration, Organization and Leadership
  • Education Policy
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Sociology of Education
  • Management
Label
Public Universities, Managerialism and the Value of Higher Education, by Rob Watts, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Thinking about the Public University -- Chapter 2. The Good Ol' Days: Life in the Public University -- Chapter 3. Universities under the Sign of the Market -- Chapter 4. The Idea of 'Marketizing' the University: Against Magical Thinking -- Chapter 5. The Rise of the Manageriat -- Chapter 6. Teaching in the 'Marketized' University -- Chapter 7. The Student Experience -- Chapter 8. The Fate of Knowledge in the Modern University -- Conclusion: Thinking into the Future
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (XXI, 359 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137535993
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-53599-3
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absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000985339
  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-53599-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4773252
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000985339
Label
Public Universities, Managerialism and the Value of Higher Education, by Rob Watts, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Thinking about the Public University -- Chapter 2. The Good Ol' Days: Life in the Public University -- Chapter 3. Universities under the Sign of the Market -- Chapter 4. The Idea of 'Marketizing' the University: Against Magical Thinking -- Chapter 5. The Rise of the Manageriat -- Chapter 6. Teaching in the 'Marketized' University -- Chapter 7. The Student Experience -- Chapter 8. The Fate of Knowledge in the Modern University -- Conclusion: Thinking into the Future
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2017.
Extent
1 online resource (XXI, 359 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137535993
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-53599-3
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000985339
  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-53599-3
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4773252
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000985339

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