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    (Original post by channy)
    Weber foretold this in 'Science as a Vocation' in 1917, comparing the university system of America (a 'state-capitalist' and 'bureaucratic'... system) compared to the German system, where lecturers weren't paid much, but couldn't be removed, even if their courses had no one attending them - i.e. their worth was measured in more than simply getting loads of students into their courses and lectures, 'crowd pleasing'. Who'd have thought a lecture given by a German intellectual would become strangely relevant to today ey, with higher education simply becoming an economic matter?

    'But inspiration cannot be produced to order. And it has nothing in common with cold calculation... without inspiration... he [the student] will continue to be merely a clerk or technical official'.
    And which universities today are world renowned; Yale, Harvard, MIT, Princeton etc.. German students leave German education in such droves it's virtually a national crisis. I think we can safely say which system has worked better over the last 100 years.
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    And which universities today are world renowned; Yale, Harvard, MIT, Princeton etc.. German students leave German education in such droves it's virtually a national crisis. I think we can safely say which system has worked better over the last 100 years.
    You have clearly missed the point.
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    (Original post by channy)
    You have clearly missed the point.
    You clearly had none to make.
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    (Original post by Lrampant)
    You clearly had none to make.
    If you can't see the point then god help ye.
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    This all started when govt forced people to pay tuition fees, and GCSE's/A-Levels became easier.
 
 
 
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