For-profit higher education in America: reform-minded teaching and learning in a commercial university model

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Author: Althaus, Marco


This article seeks to provide, for a European reader, the context in which for-profit higher education has grown in the US, lay out how commercialism and pedagogy fit together in practice, analyze its academic identity in a business concept, and discuss the controversies and contributions of the for-profit sector. It is suggested that understanding the US for-profit model has relevance for the European debate. Its methods can inform current European reforms on how to work with non-traditional students, the social equity of access to higher education, changing demographics and lifelong...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Finance; Governance

Keywords: University; Private school; Fees; Institutional role; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Heidelberg, Germany: Universitatsverlag Winter, 2011

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Pages: pp. 105-132

ISBN: 9783825359188

On cover: Proof version please cite printed book

Resource type: Book chapter

Call number: TD/TNC 113.1453

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