Higher education as a market: a problem or solution?

Gibbs, Paul (2001) Higher education as a market: a problem or solution? Studies in Higher Education, 26 (1). pp. 85-94. ISSN 0307-5079

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This article considers notions of the market in UK higher education. It is argued that the economic market commoditises higher education as the accreditations earned at higher education institutions. The author suggests that, if this is the consequence of the market, then the notion is inadequate to represent the achievements of higher level learners. In its place the author conceives of a mechanism that is built on higher education being a conversation by respectful and involved colleagues, who seek to develop educational relationships rather than transactional deals between traders.

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Research Areas:A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
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