The influence of business in setting the agenda in education

McGrath, Annette (1998) The influence of business in setting the agenda in education. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This is a critical ethnographic study dealing with the business influence on education in Newfoundland. The economics of education dictates that business play a prominent role. Thus, education has been forced to adapt to changes in the economy and establish closer ties with business and the private sector. This thesis will delve into the relationship between education and business and its subsequent influence on our political, social, cultural, and economic reality. A greater emphasis is now placed on science, business and technology as compared to the arts and humanities which have traditionally played an important role in training the mind. The knowledge/information dichotomy which has emerged is the result of the greater influence of business in the realm of education. Consequences of this relationship will be discussed in reference to the Newfoundland example through an analysis of specific Newfoundland Government Documents, as well as, the responses of prominent members of the Newfoundland business community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/837
Item ID: 837
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 107-110
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Industry and education--Newfoundland and Labrador

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