Item description for Knowledge Economy, Development and the Future of Higher Education (Educational Futures) by Michael A. Peters...
Prophetically, almost thirty years ago Jean-Franois Lyotard forecast the end of the modern research university based on Enlightenment principles. He envisaged the emergence of technical institutes in the service of the information-rich global multinationals. This book reflects on the post-war Western university and its discourses charting the crisis of the concept of the modern university. First, it examines the university within a global networked economy; second, it adopts poststructuralist perspectives in epistemology, politics and ethics to appraise the role of the contemporary university; third, it introduces the notion of 'development' in a critical fashion as a way of explaining its potentially new regional and international learning roles; fourth, it analyzes the rise of global science and the disciplines in the context of the global economy; and, finally, it raises Lyotard's 'logic of performativity' and the assessment of research quality within a neoliberal economy, linking it firmly to the question of freedom and the republic of science.
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Oct 17, 2007
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9087900708 ISBN13 9789087900700
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More About Michael A. Peters
Michael A. Peters is Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and coauthor of "Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy" (Peter Lang, 2009).
Michael A. Peters currently resides in Raleigh. Michael A. Peters was born in 1948 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois at U.