Reflective 20

Do you agree with following proposition:

Individuals, not governments benefit most from higher education, and, therefore, individuals should pay for it.

In reflecting on this, you may want to consider the following:

•the importance of higher education in the ‘knowledge economy’ (see Chapter 6)

•the problem of ‘brain drain’ in low-income countries

•globalization of higher education and the new possibilities it creates

•the value of university degrees, and the intellectual autonomy of universities