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dc.contributor.authorSharrock, Geoffen_US
dc.identifier.citationSharrock, G. (2000). Why students are not (just) customers (and other reflections on Life After George). Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 22(2), 149-164.en_US
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dc.description.abstractHannie Rayson’s new play, Life After George, has struck a chord with universities. In a few deft, resonant scenes we see George, the left-wing professor of history, arguing with his ex-wife Lindsay, now dean of the faculty. Facing a funding crisis, Lindsay is moving to close the French department, and replace existing courses with vocational, income-generating courses. She says students want jobs when they graduate, and that as clients they should get what they want. She argues for links with the corporate sector, to generate income. George is outraged. Students aren’t customers, he says. We can’t just give them what they want. They don’t know what they want until after they’ve heard what we have to tell them. We should be producing educated citizens, not corporate fodder! And I won’t work with those corporate bastards! All they care about is business!en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Australiaen_US
dc.subjectuniversity cultureen_US
dc.subjectuniversity managementen_US
dc.titleWhy students are not (just) customers (and other reflections on Life After George)en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Revieweden_US
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourneen_US
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne Graduate School of Education, LH Martin Instituteen_US
melbourne.source.titleJournal of Higher Education Policy and Managementen_US
melbourne.contributor.authorSharrock, Geoff
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