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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