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By Kumari Muskan, Anushk Amrit & Yatharth Yash


The aims and effects of higher education on the economy and wider society have changed over time in various ways. Higher education institutional and policy dynamics vary over time, but also between countries and political regimes, and therefore context cannot be neglected. This article reviews the purpose of higher education and its institutional characteristics, including two, allegedly rival, ideological frameworks; Instrumental and internal ones. Various academic traditions are critically reviewed and used as examples, which can potentially inform today’s policymaking. Since higher education cannot be viewed in isolation from all other lower levels of education, appropriate conceptual links are provided throughout this article. Its importance lies in the biological synthesis of the literature in the social sciences, which suggests ways to proceed based on traditions that already exist but are far less used because of their excessive reliance on market-driven practices. It provides new insight into how principles can inform policymaking through ideological “bridging” and reconciliation. The debate on the purpose of higher education is placed in the context of the most recent developments of rising social inequalities in the Western world and policy decisions relevant to the continued increase in participation and relationship to the mass model of higher education. This article points out that the current policy on labor market driven policies in higher education has given rise to increasing competition to convert this social institution into a simple marketplace, where attainment and degree are seen as a currency. which can be converted into labour. market value. Education has shifted from its basic role to provide context for human development and has become an instrument of economic progress. As a result, higher education becomes very expensive and even if policies are directed towards openness, in practice, few people have the money to afford it. A shift towards a hybrid model, where the intrinsic purpose of higher education is equally acknowledged and its vital objective seen by policy makers as a way forward to create a more inclusive and more knowledgeable and just society needed.
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TypeResearch Paper
InformationLex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change, Volume II issue IV, Pages 316-324
ISSN 2582-5216
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