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Disastrous consequences of scientific and technological illiteracy

Disastrous consequences of scientific and technological illiteracy The essayist contends that American academia is rife with a "dog-eat-dog" version of Social Darwinism, or survival of the fittest through brutal competition. Offered as evidence are the training of too many students for limited career opportunities, prolongation of graduate training to provide professors with cheap assistants, conversion of 40 per cent of faculty to adjunct status, crushing student debt. Higher education is becoming a bloated, inefficient, non-innovative, and marginally productive process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png On the Horizon Emerald Publishing

Disastrous consequences of scientific and technological illiteracy

On the Horizon , Volume 11 (1): 2 – Mar 1, 2003

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1074-8121
DOI
10.1108/10748120310478635
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Abstract

The essayist contends that American academia is rife with a "dog-eat-dog" version of Social Darwinism, or survival of the fittest through brutal competition. Offered as evidence are the training of too many students for limited career opportunities, prolongation of graduate training to provide professors with cheap assistants, conversion of 40 per cent of faculty to adjunct status, crushing student debt. Higher education is becoming a bloated, inefficient, non-innovative, and marginally productive process.

Journal

On the HorizonEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2003

Keywords: Graduates; Training; Higher education; Academic staff; Technological developments

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