Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market by Howard WoodhouseSelling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market by Howard Woodhouse

Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate Market

byHoward Woodhouse

Hardcover | September 1, 2009

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Selling Out demonstrates that the logics of value of the market and of universities are not only different but opposed to one another. By introducing the reader to a variety of cases, some well known and others not, Woodhouse explains how academic freedom and university autonomy are being subordinated to corporate demands and how faculty have attempted to resist this subjugation. He argues that the mechanistic discourse of corporate culture has replaced the language of education - subject-based disciplines and the professors who teach them have become "resource units," students have become "educational consumers," and curricula have become "program packages." Graduates are now "products" and "competing in the global economy" has replaced the search for truth.

Challenging the current orthodoxy that the market model is the only way forward, Woodhouse argues that governments have a responsibility to fund universities, recognizing that they are the only places in society where the critical search for knowledge takes precedence.
Howard Woodhouse is professor of educational foundations and co-director of the University of Saskatchewan Process Philosophy Research Unit.
Title:Selling Out: Academic Freedom and the Corporate MarketFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.2 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773535802

ISBN - 13:9780773535800

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