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Defending Access: A Critique of Standards in Higher Education

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ISBN-13: 978-0867094619
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann (April 6, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0867094613
  • ISBN-13: 978-0867094619
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,551,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this book, Fox in a beautiful and powerful critique say the unsayable, but always known, in higher education, that the issue/debate about standards is used to limit access to higher education. The academy is considered to be the defender and protector of culture and knowledge and academics are considered to be the protectors, guardians and improvers of standards in higher education. However, this dichotomy and dilemma illustrates that academia are not able to hold sounded interpretation of neo-liberal and new managerial ideologies that are morally and ethically compatible with the supposed "academic values" they seem to hold dear and their concern about social justice. Academics' concern with standards does not go in hand with the issue of access to higher education and social justice, mainly when standards are now being used as a marketing tool to project higher education institutions as international learning destinations in the global market. This is an extremely interesting book that any academic with an ethical and moral sense of responsibility should read, in order to reflectively engage with their own values and beliefs, and consider how to address the needs of their students and society in general. I do recommend this book.
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By Jenhekos on December 31, 2014
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