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Gagnon, Jessica – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article explores the limits of student engagement in higher education in the United Kingdom through the social construction of student activists within media discourses. It scrutinises the impact of dominant neoliberal discourses on the notion of student engagement, constructing certain students as legitimately engaged whilst infantilising…
Descriptors: Activism, Learner Engagement, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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Huckestein, Hailey L.; Mikulic, Steven M.; Bernstein, Jeffrey L. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
When studying the political development of young people, level of education matters. However, instead of concentrating on the amount of education and how it affects one's political attributes (vertical effects of education), we consider the effects of characteristics of one's education, specifically one's college major, among people with similar…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Student Attitudes, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Thiele, Megan; Pan, Yung-Yi Dian; Molina, Devin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
Karl Marx's revolutionary call, "Workers of the World Unite," resonates with many in today's society. This article describes and assesses an easily reproducible classroom activity that simulates both alienating, and perhaps more importantly, non-alienating states of production as described by Marx. This hands-on learning activity gives…
Descriptors: Alienation, Political Attitudes, College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Peters, Michael A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
This special issue focused on "Digital Media and Contested Visions of Education" provides an opportunity to examine the tendency to hypothesise a rupture in the history of the university. It does so by contrasting the traditional Humboldtian ideals of the university with a neoliberal marketised version and in order to ask questions…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Knowledge Economy, Social Systems
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Davis, Dana-Ain – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
Neoliberal values and ideology, which have broadly undermined social justice ideals, have been inserted into a range of public spheres both in the U.S.A. and internationally. Public higher education institutions have increasingly acquiesced to neoliberal strategies, which restrict access to public services, commodify the public sphere and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Black Studies, Higher Education, Public Colleges
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Petersen, Eva Bendix; Davies, Bronwyn – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
In this article the authors take up the invitation to respond to the previous articles in the special issue. They discuss why it is so difficult to speak and write about gender and sexuality, and difference more generally, in the neoliberalised university. They make the case that the neoliberal university engages and uses categorical difference,…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Organizational Change, Sexuality, Political Attitudes
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Hyatt, Susan Brin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
As a political and economic philosophy, neoliberalism has been used to reshape schools and universities, making them far more responsive to the pressures of the market. The principles associated with neoliberalism have also extended to programmes for urban economic development, particularly with respect to the large-scale gentrification of…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Ethnography, Political Attitudes, Educational Change
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Shear, Boone W.; Zontine, Angelina I. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
Ongoing transformations of the university--from changing working conditions to issues of affordability and access, increasing "accountability" measures and commodification of academic production--are increasingly referred to as university corporatisation and are unfolding within and concomitant to neoliberal globalisation. In this paper…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Political Attitudes, Institutional Characteristics, Colleges
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Lyon-Callo, Vincent – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
Corporatisation of universities and restructurings of K-12 schooling in the United States occurred during a period of broad economic, social and political restructurings, which have transformed the lives of middle-class Americans. Community and individual level investments in education are frequently represented as antidotes to increased…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, Social Class, Corporations
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Morrish, Liz; Sauntson, Helen – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
This special issue sets out to investigate a number of areas of concern, regarding gender and sexuality, which are identifiable in the current British higher education environment. We argue that current dominant "neoliberal" discourses, which emphasise the commodification of higher education in the U.K., function to set limits upon…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sexuality, Gender Differences, Equal Education
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Canaan, Joyce E. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
English higher education, like other parts of the public sector and higher education in other countries, is currently undergoing considerable change as it is being restructured as if it were a market in which universities, departments and academics compete against one another. This restructuring is producing new processes of subjectivity that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, Richard – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
In this paper I adopt an auto/biographical method and a critique of abstract social theories to explore how the neoliberal restructuring of universities interacts with the gender order. Many universities are being remoulded as businesses for other businesses, with profound effects on internal relations, the subjectivities of academics and…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Political Attitudes, Economic Development, Educational Change
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Evans, Mary – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
In debates about the admission of state school pupils to Oxbridge various individuals within those institutions have challenged the idea that universities should be vehicles of social change. At the same time, Oxbridge and other universities have accepted the responsibility of "enabling" entrepreneurship and other market-led initiatives.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, College Admission, Entrepreneurship
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Greenwood, Davydd J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article summarises/analyses the higher education reforms proposed by the "Spellings Commission" in the United States on quality assurance and accountability, and draws attention to the links I see between these reform proposals and the Bologna Process. I trace a brief history of the Spellings Commission and analyse it in order to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries