Making accounting degrees fit for a university

Hopper, Trevor (2012) Making accounting degrees fit for a university. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 24 (2). pp. 127-135. ISSN 10452354

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This contribution is a commentary on the paper by Chabrak and Craig (2011) that calls for accounting pedagogy reforms that place accounting within its socio-economic context and enable students to formulate critiques and alternatives. It examines four areas pertinent to this: accounting curricula and pedagogy; accounting's relation within universities and to professional accounting institutions; student expectations; and accounting academics. The commentary concurs with the plea of Chabrak and Craig for curriculum and pedagogy reforms but notes the difficulties this faces in the UK (and possibly elsewhere) given the growing commercialisation of and competition between UK universities, and the influence of professional credentialing upon accounting academics who lack knowledge of accounting research. However, there is a public interest need, and a student and employer desire for curriculum and pedagogical reform and university teaching quality systems do not militate against this. The conclusion is that it lies with accounting academics to counter the drift of accounting degrees imitating from professional accounting courses

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Trevor Hopper
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2013 09:22
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 10:18
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