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By John Holmwood

The Browne record advocates, in influence, the privatisation of upper schooling in England. With the proposed removing of the present cap on scholar charges and the elimination of kingdom investment from such a lot undergraduate measure programmes, universities are set for a interval of significant reorganisation no longer noticeable because the better schooling reforms within the Sixties.
This publication brings jointly a few of the prime figures in better schooling within the united kingdom to set out what they see because the position of the college in public existence. The ebook argues for a extra balanced knowing of the worth of universities than that defined within the Browne record. It advocates that they need to no longer merely be visible by way of their contribution to financial progress and the human capital of people but in addition by way of their contribution to the general public.

This ebook responds to the foremost debates that the Browne assessment and govt statements have sparked, with essays at the cultural value of the collage, the position of the govt in investment examine, inequality in larger schooling, the position of quangos in public lifestyles and where of social technological know-how study. it's a well timed, very important and thought of exploration of the position of the colleges within the united kingdom and a reminder of what we must always price and shield in our greater schooling system.

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Dewey argues that the first undermines the individual as surely as it seeks to set the individual free. This is because the ruling idea of liberalism is that of the individual free of associations, which is linked with the idea of the ‘naturalness’ of economic laws (embodied in market exchanges). It is precisely the ideology of liberal individualism, according to Dewey, that suggests that the market can replace the state as the regulator of social life, but leaves the individual vulnerable to the outcomes of the market.

Indeed, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking system, now deployed worldwide, was designed to evaluate the best Chinese universities against the top US universities. Funding is driven by the policy dimension, but in recognition of the importance of the development of professional knowledge and the training of ever greater numbers of university graduates. 38 A MANIFESTO FOR THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY The global context The configuration of national university systems is shaped by and shapes its insertion into a global context.

Market invasion involves the accentuation of sponsored policy research at one 40 A MANIFESTO FOR THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITY pole and a reactive critique at the other pole. Critical knowledge recoils against commodification and regulation, turning toward new inbred particularisms that draw on national traditions and altogether reject disciplinary thought. What is to be done? A vision for the public university, relevant to different national contexts and an overall global context, must counter the twin pressures of regulation and commodification to which the university is now subjected.

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