Marketization of Education: An Ethical Dilemma [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 105 (2):187-196 (2012)
The Marketing of Education has become epidemic. Business practices and principles now commonly suffuse the approach and administration of Higher Education in an attempt to make schools both more competitive and “branded.” This seems to be progressing without reference to the significant ethical challenges as well as the growing costs to society, students, and educators in pursuing a model with such inherent conflicts. The increased focus on narrowly defined degrees targeted to specific job requirements rather than the focus on raising the level of students’ ability to engage in more abstract and critical thinking is accelerating. The impact on student world views and the lack of engagement with meaningful and challenging discourse has severely impaired their ability to become both engaged and reflective. This model has also impacted faculty morale as concern with lack of academic rigor continues to grow. An ethical crisis has emerged within education internationally and intervention is urgently needed.
|Keywords||Education Marketization of education Ethics in education College rankings Enrollment management Faculty morale Merit-based aid|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Grahame Lock & Chris Lorenz (2007). Revisiting the University Front. Studies in Philosophy and Education 26 (5):405-418.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Cubie L. L. Lau (2010). A Step Forward: Ethics Education Matters! [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 92 (4):565 - 584.
Martinelli-Fernandez Susan A. (2009). Collaborative Administration: Academics and Administrators in Higher Education. In Elaine Englehardt (ed.), The Ethical Challenges of Academic Administration. Springer.
Henriikka Clarkeburn (2002). A Test for Ethical Sensitivity in Science. Journal of Moral Education 31 (4):439-453.
David F. Bean & Richard A. Bernardi (2007). Ethics Education in Our Colleges and Universities: A Positive Role for Accounting Practitioners. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 5 (1):59-75.
Edward R. Balotsky & David S. Steingard (2006). How Teaching Business Ethics Makes a Difference. Journal of Business Ethics Education 3:5-34.
Chen-Fong Wu (2003). A Study of the Adjustment of Ethical Recogntion and Ethical Decision-Making of Managers-to-Be Across the Taiwan Strait Before and After Receiving a Business Ethics Education. Journal of Business Ethics 45 (4):291 - 307.
Hun-Joon Park (1998). Can Business Ethics Be Taught?: A New Model of Business Ethics Education. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9/10):965 - 977.
Michael S. Lane, Dietrich Schaupp & Barbara Parsons (1988). Pygmalion Effect: An Issue for Business Education and Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 7 (3):223 - 229.
Samuel Gorovitz (1998). Ethical Issues in Graduate Education. Science and Engineering Ethics 4 (2):235-250.
Stephen Kaplan (2006). Yoga and the Battlefield of Ethics: Highlighting an Infusion Model for Ethics Education. Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (2):391-398.
Linda A. Kidwell & Roland E. Kidwell, Ethical Beliefs in the Catholic Business School: The Impact of Catholic Social Teaching on Classroom Reality.
Harsh K. Luthar & Ranjan Karri (2005). Exposure to Ethics Education and the Perception of Linkage Between Organizational Ethical Behavior and Business Outcomes. Journal of Business Ethics 61 (4):353 - 368.
Nicki Hedge & Penny Enslin (2010). International Students, Export Earnings and the Demands of Global Justice. Ethics and Education 3 (2):107-119.
Hun-Joon Park (1998). Ethics Sensitivity and Awareness Within Organizations in Kuwait: An Empirical Exploration of Epoused Theory and Theory-in-Use. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):965-977.
James H. Davis, John A. Ruhe, Monle Lee & Ujvala Rajadhyaksha (2007). Mission Possible: Do School Mission Statements Work? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 70 (1):99 - 110.
Added to index2011-12-08
Total downloads17 ( #101,015 of 1,099,536 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #64,617 of 1,099,536 )
How can I increase my downloads?