For-Profit Higher Education: A Social and Historical Analysis
Beaver, William, Sociological Viewpoints
This article explores the recent rise in prominence of for-profit higher education in the United States by examining the historical and social forces including changing social and economic values that favor commercial ventures and marketplace solutions along with shifts in government policy that prompted the current popularity and growth of the for-profit sector. From a theoretical perspective, conflict theory provides the most compelling explanation of the recent popularity of for-profits as pro-business elites mobilized not only to promote these schools but also to change perceptions of higher education itself. The article also examines for-profits in terms of the …
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Publication information: Article title: For-Profit Higher Education: A Social and Historical Analysis. Contributors: Beaver, William - Author. Journal title: Sociological Viewpoints. Volume: 25. Publication date: Fall 2009. Page number: 53+. © Pennsylvania Sociological Society Fall 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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