Reconfiguring higher education: discourses and practices

Doolan, Karin (2011) Reconfiguring higher education: discourses and practices. In: Contemporary Croatia: development challenges in a socio-cultural perspective. Edições Universitárias Lusófonas, Lisbon, pp. 75-100. ISBN 978-972-8881-97-9

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The chapter addresses the challenges of reconfiguring the higher education system in Croatia which has been subject to advancing privatisation and a search for financial sustainability. There has been a clear shift from a "knowledge-as-personality development" discourse to a market-oriented one, in which universities and individuals are expected to serve the demands of a knowledge-based economy. While the first "Bologna generation" has already graduated from Croatian universities, many problems remain, including an apparent policy indifference towards the "social dimension" of education and, as recent student protests have shown, a widespread refutation of the neo-liberal understanding of education as a private good.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Language: English.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education policy in Croatia, Bologna process, social dimension
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: Karolina Vranješ
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 10:56

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