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Privatising the public university : the case of law / Margaret Thornton
Bib ID 5740681
Format BookBook
Author
Thornton, Margaret (Margaret Rose), 1940-
 
Description Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2012 
xxi, 270 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780415677899
0415677890
Summary

"Privatising the Public University: The Case of Law is the first full-length critical study examining the impact of the dramatic reforms that have swept through universities over the last two decades. Drawing on extensive research and interviews in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada, Margaret Thornton considers the impact of the market on students, academics and law schools, documenting how both the curriculum and pedagogical methods have changed. If the passing of the idea of the university is rued, concern usually focuses on the humanities and the natural sciences. In this respect, law has been regarded as privileged because of the virtually unstoppable demand for law places and the willingness of students to pay high fees. And, as this book shows, it is commercial and instrumental forms of legal training that are now favoured, whilst the humanistic, critical, theoretical and social justice aspects of legal knowledge have now been corroded. Privatising the Public University will be of considerable interest to legal academics; but it will also be invaluable work for anyone interested in the future of higher education"--

Full contents
  • The political economy of higher education
  • The market comes to law school
  • Jettisoning the critical
  • Governance and academic life
  • Research in the corporatized university
  • Conclusion.
 
Notes

'A GlassHouse book'

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Law schools -- Commonwealth countries.  |  Law -- Study and teaching -- Commonwealth countries.  |  EDUCATION / Administration / General  |  EDUCATION / Higher  |  EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General  |  Australian

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