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Mary Evans

Creating conformity: Universities in the twenty-first century

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The 'new' higher education of the twenty-first century is apparently more inclusive; but at the same time it is more bureaucratic than previous models and far closer to state agendas. In this context two questions need to be asked: What is the point of universities? And: Do they currently stultify, rather than enhance, creativity? Mary Evans tackles these issues with specific reference to universities in England, but offers lessons for us all.

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