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Palgrave Critical University Studies

The Future of University Education

Editors: Izak, Michał, Kostera, Monika, Zawadzki, Michał (Eds.)

  • Gives a range of perspectives, from academics to entrepreneurs, on the future of university education
  • Critically considers the effects of marketization on higher education
  • Identifies spaces for realistic options that reflect values alternative to those in the neoliberal university
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About this book

This collected volume of essays offers glimpses of the future of university education. While universities consider the spirit of theoretical exchange and intellectual pursuit to be a defining trait of their identity, this book argues that this heritage is disappearing under the influence of the short-term demands of societies and markets. Universities used to be sites of dissent, civil courage and societal conscience, but have now instead become little more than pseudo-businesses, rendering them incapable of remaining critical or independent. However, with more people going to university every year, there is a strong resistance to the notion that the university as a collegial and critical institution is dead, among academics as well as the broader public. With contributions from scholars across the world, this edited collection explores the ramifications of marketization on universities, and provides glimpses of what higher education will look like in the future. It will be of great interest to teachers and students in higher education, as well as policy makers and those interested in the current and future state of higher education.

About the authors

Michał Izak is Senior Lecturer in Management at the University of Lincoln, UK.

 

Monika Kostera is Professor Ordinaria and Chair of Management at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and Professor and Chair in Management at Durham University, UK.

 

Michał Zawadzki works in the Institute of Culture at the Faculty of Management and Social Communication at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. 

Reviews

“For everyone interested in the treasured but uncertain future of twenty-first century university education, this rich collection of essays provides a landmark resource to counter and think beyond the current marketization and instrumentalization of higher education. Combining abundant insight with deep argumentation, thoughtful discussion with civic responsibility, this book not only analyzes and dissects in precise terms the current problems of neo-liberal university systems, but it offers a plethora of alternative values, rationales and possibilities that may invigorate the legacy of a collegial, critical and independent institution and re-imagine its position in the public sphere.” (Chris Steyaert, Professor of Organizational Psychology, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)

“The Future of University Education edited by Michał Izak, Monika Kostera and Michał Zawadzki provides an insightful collection of essays on the current and future status of our university education. Given the changes in funding, policies and procedures implemented almost globally in the education sector over the last decade, this volume is not only topical but also of great interest. The contributions offer critical discussions that go beyond the commercialization of education and the neoliberal higher education system to address ethical, pedagogic and civic issues. The chapters also offer possible alternatives for a more collegiate, inspiring and educational University environment in the future.”  (Ilaria Boncori, Senior Lecturer in Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship; University of Essex, United Kingdom)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Future of University Education

    Izak, Michał (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • Academic Freedom in the Corporate University: Squandering Our Inheritance?

    Rhodes, Carl

    Pages 19-38

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  • The University of the Common: Beyond the Contradictions of Higher Education Subsumed under Capital

    Szadkowski, Krystian

    Pages 39-62

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  • “The Last in the Food Chain”: Dignity of Polish Junior Academics and Doctoral Candidates in the Face of Performance Management

    Zawadzki, Michał

    Pages 63-84

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  • The Culture of Control in the Contemporary University

    Sułkowski, Łukasz

    Pages 85-108

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-46894-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46893-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of University Education
Editors
  • Michał Izak
  • Monika Kostera
  • Michał Zawadzki
Series Title
Palgrave Critical University Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46894-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46894-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46893-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 346
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