What Is the Purpose of Higher Education? | The Glittering Eye
IMO our present system of higher education is targeted with unerring precision at the economic conditions of the 1950s. Then the purposes of higher education were clear. They were
A) To prepare professionals for their post-graduate education.
B) To pre-select managers for big businesses.
C) To function as a place where middle and upper middle class women could meet and marry men of the appropriate social classes.
and none of those are operative today except maybe the first. The system of legal education seems to be collapsing even as I type and Lord knows the system of medical education is in drastic need of reform. How much sense does it actually make for GPs to get the same training as medical researchers?