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Disastrous consequences of scientific and technological illiteracy

On the Horizon

ISSN: 1074-8121

Article publication date: 1 March 2003

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Abstract

The essayist contends that American academia is rife with a "dog‐eat‐dog" version of Social Darwinism, or survival of the fittest through brutal competition. Offered as evidence are the training of too many students for limited career opportunities, prolongation of graduate training to provide professors with cheap assistants, conversion of 40 per cent of faculty to adjunct status, crushing student debt. Higher education is becoming a bloated, inefficient, non‐innovative, and marginally productive process.

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Coates, J.F. (2003), "Disastrous consequences of scientific and technological illiteracy", On the Horizon, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 21-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/10748120310478635

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