Higher education or education for hire?

“Teaching critical thinking is the university’s democratic mission, and today’s universities are failing to deliver, argues the University of Ottawa’s Joel Westheimer in an article in the latest edition of the Canadian journal Academic Matters. Universities need to reverse the trend that has them focusing on workforce preparation and the commercialisation of knowledge and resurrect higher education’s public purpose …” (more)

[University World News, 6 June]

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