Derailing transformative education
Grey, S.; Kenkel, David; Cooke, David; Loo, Wei
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Citation:Grey, S., Kenkel, D., Cooke, D., Loo, W. (2018, November). Derailing transformative education. Paper presented at the NZARE Conference 2018 - Shaping our futures, Manukau Auckland.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4590
OVERVIEW: The direction • Massification, marketisation, and managerialism • Globalisation and imperialism • Attacks on the academic profession The impact • Alienation, mission drift, alienation The neoliberal experiment at Unitec. 2013-2017 • The philosophy that informed Unitec’s transformation (i.e. restructure) can be summed up: Public vocational education should prioritize and focus wholly on the needs of business. • Education to be business focussed, not student focussed A TRIO OF PROBLEMS: Inherent structural problems Incompetent and ill planned implementation Failure to listen to advice or take account of evidence-based feedback What do we do as a scholarly community to stop a repeat of Unitec?