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THE KNOWLEDGE FACTORY: DISMANTLING THE CORPORATE UNIVERSITY AND CREATING TRUE HIGHER LEARNING
A scathing indictment of our universities and a bold call for reform Americans can't get a good education for love or money. So argues Stanley Aronowitz in this groundbreaking look at the structure and curriculum of higher education. Universities have made bottom-line management, fund-raising, and private partnerships with corporations priorities over...
A scathing indictment of our universities and a bold call for reform Americans can't get a good education for love or money. So argues Stanley Aronowitz in this groundbreaking look at the structure and curriculum of higher education. Universities have made bottom-line management, fund-raising, and private partnerships with corporations priorities over their obligation to educate students. And as Aronowitz clearly shows, when universities do get around to the task of teaching, they approach students as customers who need credentials. Moving beyond the canon wars begun in Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind, Aronowitz finds the curriculum of all our universities—from the Ivy Leagues to community colleges—acking. Proposing a specific new curriculum that can be put into practice today, Aronowitz offers a vision for true higher learning that can put a well-rounded education back at the center of the university's mission. In an age where technological change often outpaces our ability to adapt to our workplace, The Knowledge Factory offers a blueprint for learning that will cultivate the critical minds of students, preparing them for any job setting, as well as for active, critical engagement in society.
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