Public good, French universities and the Republican model of higher education
13 February 2020, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
In this seminar, Dr Courtois and Dr Carpentier will discuss the concept of the public good in the French higher education context.
Centre for Global Higher Education
Room G0326 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0DS
This study examines the cultural, political, social and economic forces at play in the way the ‘public good’ is perceived, translated and debated within the French higher education context.
This has been done by drawing on 45 semi-structured interviews conducted in four public universities as part of a Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) international comparative project on the public good in higher education.
Our findings indicate that a variety of views of the public contribution of higher education co-exist. In a context of reform, this reflects various conceptions of the ways in which the principles and practices driving the French ‘republican’ model work or should work.
About the Speakers
Dr Aline Courtois
Lecturer in Education at University of Bath
Before coming to Bath, Aline was a Research Associate at the CGHE, working on programme 1 as well as on the ‘Brexit and higher education in the UK and Europe’ project.
Dr Vincent Carpentier
Reader, Co-Investigator on CGHE's global higher engagement research programme and CGHE’s social and economic impact of Higher Education research programme at UCL Institute of Education
Vincent's research focuses on the global and national political economy of higher education and the socio-economic history of Higher Education.