The Hidden Curriculum in Higher Education / Edition 1

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Institutions of higher education are not immune to the problems of the rest of the world: racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. This text includes original essays which focus on every aspect of the hidden curriculum, from management schools' biology departments to dissertation committees. It also includes interviews with academics, case studies which examine how schools differentially socialize certain classes of students, and studies of various educational settings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415927598
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Margolis is a sociologist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the Arizona State University College of Education.
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Table of Contents

1 Peekaboo: Hiding and Outing the Curriculum 1
2 Hiding in Plain Sight 21
3 Schooled by the Classroom: The (Re)production of Social Stratification in Professional School Settings 43
4 The Hidden Curriculum of Dissertation Advising 61
5 "In the Image and Likeness ...": How Mentoring Functions in the Hidden Curriculum 79
6 Training Capitalism's Foot Soldiers: The Hidden Curriculum of Undergraduate Business Education 97
7 Downward Mobility 101: Learning to Be "Flexible" in an Age of Uncertainty 115
8 "Powder Puff Brigades": Professional Caring versus Industry Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Curriculum 135
9 "Plotting Something Dastardly": Hiding a Gender Curriculum in Engineering 155
10 Preparing to Be Privatized: The Hidden Curriculum of a Community College ESL Writing Class 175
11 Radicalism in Higher Education: How Chicano Studies Joined the Curriculum 193
Bibliography 213
Contributors 233
Index 235
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