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‘Lowering Higher Education’

By Scott Jaschik

With colleges under intense pressure to find new sources of revenue, many are applying business ideas or creating closer ties to corporations. In their new book, Lowering Higher Education: The Rise of Corporate Universities and the Fall of Liberal Education (University of Toronto Press), James E. Côté and Anton L. Allahar call on colleges to step back and consider whether these trends result in the sacrifice of important academic values. Côté and Allahar, both professors of sociology at the University of Western Ontario, responded to e-mail questions about the book.

Continued at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/23/interview_with_authors_of_new_book_on_lowering_higher_education

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