Neoliberalism and the the value of higher education

Yvonne Downs

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In this chapter I reflect on the influence of neoliberalism on the meanings and recognition of value in respect of higher education. The term neoliberalism is somewhat vague and conceptually overburdened and it is worth stating that I am defining it here as ‘a project for institutional change grounded in particular ideas about the social” and not simply as “an expression of the zeitgeist of global capitalism or as a conspiracy of ruling elites’ (Flew, 2014, p. 64).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNegotiating Neoliberalism
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping alternative educational visions
EditorsTim Rudd, Ivor Goodson
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789463008549
ISBN (Print)9789463008532, 9789463008525
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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