Consequences of Commodifying Education

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Roy Schwartzman, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Ongoing concerns about budgets and accountability have accelerated tendencies to model education after the values of the free market, prioritizing efficiency and customer satisfaction while treating education itself as a commercial transaction. Adopting this framework frays the moral fabric of education and shortchanges students who are configured as consumers to please rather than characters to build.

Additional Information

Academic Exchange Quarterly, 17(3)
Language: English
Date: 2013
Higher Education, Consumerism

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