'Never mind the quality, feel the width': The nonsense of 'quality', 'excellence', and 'audit' in education, health and research

Philip Darbyshire

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This paper critiques the current obsession with audit and performativity, the constant and often pointless ?change? is that held to be so selfevidently ?a good thing? and the linguistic wasteland that so often passes for discussion or policy in the Brave New Worlds of health and education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35 - 41
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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