The Advance of Academic Capitalism in the Twenty-first Century: An Economic and Philosophical Account of the Challenges Facing the University Today

The Advance of Academic Capitalism in the Twenty-first Century: An Economic and Philosophical Account of the Challenges Facing the University Today

By: Garth Allen (author)Hardback

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1. Introduction: Trust, Risk and Uncertainty: an education; -Trust, risk, uncertainty and economic theory; -Trust, incomplete information and procedural uncertainty; 2. The Secret Garden of Assessment and Grading in Higher Education; -Grading student's work: an uncertain business; -Time and uncertainty; -Choosing a grade: an anxious moment; -Bargaining for a grade; -Expectation, learning and experience Ignorance; -Theory and empiricism in grading coursework in higher education; 3. An Economics of Privacy: Or, How Professors Lear About Their Students; -Introduction Property rights and forced revelations; -The risks of self-revelation: can universities respect non-discreditable disclosures; -Trust, reputation and expectation; -Mistrust, due caution and the 'pressure of time'; 4. Stress and Strain in Academic Life:; -Introduction: grading students, valuing people; -Stress, strain and coping: an academic health warning; -Economic theory, decision making and assessment in HE; -Experiences and perceptions of assessment; 5. Socially Responsible Transformations; -Can universities have a conscience?; -Social responsibility, the firm and the university:; -the games organizations should play; -The socially responsible university: virtuous, virtual or fantasy?; 6. Academic Capitalism in the Global Age:; AND MORE.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773444829
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9780773444829
  • ISBN10: 0773444823

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