From social rights to the market: neoliberalism and the knowledge economy

  title={From social rights to the market: neoliberalism and the knowledge economy},
  author={John M. Holmwood},
  journal={International Journal of Lifelong Education},
  pages={62 - 76}
  • John M. Holmwood
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Lifelong Education
  • Public higher education has a long history, with its growth associated with mass higher education and the extension of a social right to education from secondary schooling to university education. Following the rise in student numbers since the 1970s, the aspiration to higher education has been universalized, although opportunities remain structured by social background. This paper looks at changing policies for higher education in the UK and the emergence of a neoliberal knowledge regime. This… CONTINUE READING
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