L. C. Wilkinson
Value for money and the commodification of higher education: front-line narratives
Wilkinson, L. C.; Wilkinson, M. D.
Dr Mick Wilkinson M.D.Wilkinson@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Modern Slavery, Criminology & Social Justice
This paper provides a critical interrogation of government-led reform of higher education (HE) in England. Its focus is marketisation, and in particular, the concepts of ‘value for money’ (VFM), teaching excellence, and students as educational consumers. Hitherto, research on VFM in HE has been largely quantitative in nature and primarily focussed on student perceptions. This qualitative research study contributes to existing knowledge, by comparing the perceptions of students and university lecturers in the social sciences. Undertaken at a Northern university between 2017 and 2019, it highlights key concerns around changing student expectations, managerialism and the potential instrumentalisation of learning and teaching. The issues explored here lend themselves to a broader based study across different types of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and different cognate areas.
Wilkinson, L. C., & Wilkinson, M. D. (in press). Value for money and the commodification of higher education: front-line narratives. Teaching in higher education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2020.1819226
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Aug 31, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 14, 2020|
|Deposit Date||Sep 15, 2020|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 15, 2022|
|Journal||Teaching in Higher Education|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Additional Information||Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=cthe20; Received: 2019-06-25; Accepted: 2020-08-31; Published: 2020-09-14|
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