Neo-liberalism and marketisation : the implications for higher education

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Show simple item record Lynch, Kathleen 2010-10-04T15:22:46Z 2010-10-04T15:22:46Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation European Educational Research Journal en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-9041
dc.description.abstract The massification of education in European countries over the last 100 years has produced cultures and societies that have benefited greatly from state investment in education. However, to maintain this level of social and economic development that derives from high quality education requires continual Sate investment. With the rise of the new-right, neo-liberal agenda, there is an attempt to offload the cost of education, and indeed other public services such as housing, transport, care services etc., on to the individual. There is an increasing attempt to privatise public services, including education, so that citizens will have to buy them at market value rather than have them provided by the State. This development is recognised by scholars across a range of fields, including those working within bodies such as the World Bank (Angus, 2004; Bullen et al., 2004; Dill, 2003; Lynch and Moran, 2006; Steier, 2003; Stevenson, 1999). Europe is no exception to this trend of neo-liberalisation. Recent OECD reports, including one on Higher Education in Ireland, (2004), concentrate strongly on the role of education in servicing the economy to the neglect of its social and developmental responsibilities. The view that education is simply another market commodity has become normalised in policy and public discourses. Schools run purely as businesses are a growing phenomenon within and without Europe, and there is an increasing expectation in several countries that schools will supplement their income from private sources, even though they are within the State sector. In this paper, I present both a critique of the neo-liberal model of marketised education and a challenge to academics to work as public intellectuals both individually and with civil society organisations to develop a counter-hegemonic discourse to neo-liberalism for higher education. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Symposium Journals en
dc.subject Neo-liberalism en
dc.subject New managerialism en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Marketisation en
dc.subject Privatisation en
dc.subject Role of university en
dc.subject.lcsh Neoliberalism en
dc.subject.lcsh Education--Privatization en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher--Economic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher--Finance en
dc.title Neo-liberalism and marketisation : the implications for higher education en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 17 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2304/eerj.2006.5.1.1
dc.neeo.contributor Lynch|Kathleen|aut| en
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