Title

For-Profit Education: The Sleep of Ethical Reason

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Status

Faculty

School

School of Economics and Business Administration

Department

Organizations and Responsible Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2015

Publication Title

Journal of Business Ethics

Description/Abstract

This article argues the philosophical concerns and foundational challenges raised by a for-profit model of education. The for-profit model is governed by a business paradigm, without reference to the context in which it is found. The authors explore primary ethical questions and challenges presented by this model. As such, they present potential solutions to the growing problem in higher education as a corporate entity. The authors introduce a potential model for analysis of the issues and suggest an interventional technique with concrete directions for change. Universities are on the threshold of a transformation which can no longer be isolated from wider society. This environment awakened the critical task of blending corporate success with educational integrity.

Keywords

Ethical rationale, Ethics, For-profit education, Higher education, Online education, Outcome-based assessment

Scholarly

yes

Peer Reviewed

1

DOI

10.1007/s10551-013-1938-1

Volume

126

Issue

3

First Page

415

Last Page

421

Disciplines

Business | Economics

Original Citation

Natale, Samuel M., Libertella, Anthony F., Doran, Caroline J., ”For-Profit Education: The Sleep of Ethical Reason.” Journal of Business Ethics 126.3, 415-421. (February 2015). Doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1938-1

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