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Rankings, Universities, and the Public Good


by Daniel Friedrich — July 17, 2014

In this brief reflection I seek to propose an alternative way of thinking about international rankings for universities, decoupling them from the logic of the market and instead linking them to the university’s mission as a space concerned with educating the public and producing knowledge for the common good. For this purpose, I draw from the example of the Universidad de Buenos Aires.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 17, 2014
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17613, Date Accessed: 10/31/2014 9:07:17 PM

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  • Daniel Friedrich
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    DANIEL FRIEDRICH is Assistant Professor of Curriculum at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prof. Friedrich is currently interested in the system of thought behind the travelling of teacher education reforms around the world. He has published in the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Education Policy Analysis Archives, and Comparative Education Review among others. His book Democratic Education as a Curricular Problem was published by Routledge in 2014.
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