Journal article

'Creative destruction': Knowledge economy policy and the future of the arts and humanities in the academy

E Bullen, S Robb, J Kenway

Journal of Education Policy | Published : 2004

Abstract

Policy conceptualizations of the global knowledge economy have led to the channelling of much Higher Education and Research and Development funding into the priority areas of science and technology. Among other things, this diversion of funding calls into question the future of traditional humanities and creative arts faculties. How these faculties, and the disciplines within them, might reconfigure themselves for the knowledge economy is, therefore, a question of great importance, although one that as yet has not been adequately answered. This paper explores some of the reasons for this by looking at how innovation in the knowledge economy is typically theorized. It takes one policy traject..

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