Homogenizing the Curriculum: Manufacturing the Standardized Student

  • Beth Huber


How does a university education that is mired in corporate ideology and corporate culture restrict the kind of critical knowledge of which I have spoken?  Perhaps the answer lies in the values behind the corporate enterprise itself.  Jerry Mander, in his work on corporate culture's effect on American humanistic values (as well as the cultures of the Indian nations), describes several "rules of corporate behavior" which I'll summarize briefly and then show their impact on curricular issues.
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