Death of the university?

Malik, Kenan
Date Written:  2010-06-27
Year Published:  2010
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11908

As universities have turned into businesses, so students have turned into consumers. There is, however, a fundamental difference between being a student and being a consumer. Education is not a product but a relationship and a process. Once students become consumers, their whole relationship to education changes. They come to look upon ideas, not as ways of understanding the world, but as possessions that they can trade for a better job or greater social prestige.

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