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‘Value for money’ rhetoric in higher education undermines the value of knowledge in society.

Williams, Joanna (2014) ‘Value for money’ rhetoric in higher education undermines the value of knowledge in society. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (28 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Over the past 15 years, reiterated across successive governments, the concept of value for money has been internalised throughout the higher education sector. Joanna Williams outlines the reasons why it is problematic to use student choice and value for money as a means of holding universities to account. Universities should be concerned with knowledge not skills; and intellectual capital not economic capital. Seeing the university as a financial investment in employability skills undermines the authority and value of knowledge.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 14:51
Last Modified: 18 May 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70976

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