136 pages | 2 B/W Illus.
Beyond McDonaldization provides new concepts of higher education for the twenty-first century in a unique manner, challenging much that is written in mainstream texts. This book undertakes a reassessment of the growth of McDonaldization in higher education by exploring how the application of Ritzer’s four features efficiency, predictability, calculability and control has become commonplace.
This wide-ranging text discusses arguments surrounding the industrialisation of higher education, with case studies and contributions from a wide range of international authors. Written in an accessible style, Beyond McDonaldization examines questions such as:
Why is a McDonaldized education living on borrowed time?
This book brings international discussions on the changing world of higher education and the theory of McDonaldization together, seeking to provide a positive future vision of higher education. Analysing and situating the discussion of higher education within a wider social, political and cultural context, this ground-breaking text will have a popular appeal with students, academics and educationalists.
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List of contributors
Foreword: Beyond the cheap degree franchise
1 Beyond the McDonaldization of higher education
2 Beyond instrumentalism: Why education is living on borrowed time
3 Beyond McDonaldization: A conversation
Dennis Hayes and George Ritzer
4 Beyond McUniversity: The university as it should be
5 Beyond the secular university
Clare Hornsby and Sebastian Morello
6 Beyond censorship: Toward a Republic of Science
7 Beyond McThinking
8 Beyond ‘student experience’
9 Beyond the therapeutic university
10 Beyond pragmatism: The pedagogy of the impressed