The Decline of liberal education and the emergence of a new model of education and training
education and employment
Robbins Committee on Higher Education (UK)
State and education
higher education institutions
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Chronicles the shift from "collegial academy to corporate enterprise" in higher education institutions. Examines the major political, economic and educational reasons given for this shift and relates them to the gradual decline of the liberal educational tradition. Notes that with the present government's growing belief in a market model of higher education, a new form of education is emerging which is more extrinsic and instrumental in outlook. States that, while acknowledging the contribution made by the "new model of education and training", there are lecturers in higher education institutions - including the author - who are determined to preserve the liberal education tradition.