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  1. Academic degree
  2. Academics
  3. Academy
  4. Accreditation mill
  5. Adult education
  6. Advanced Distributed Learning
  7. Alternative education
  8. Alternative school
  9. Apprenticeship
  10. Assessment
  11. Associate's degree
  12. Autodidacticism
  13. Bachelor's degree
  14. Boarding schools
  15. Bologna process
  16. British undergraduate degree classification
  17. Bullying
  18. Charter schools
  19. City academy
  20. Classical education
  21. Classroom
  22. Collaborative learning
  23. Community college
  24. Comparative education
  25. Compulsory education
  26. Computer-assisted language learning
  27. Computer based training
  28. Core curriculum
  29. Course evaluation
  30. Curriculum
  31. Degrees of the University of Oxford
  32. Department for Education and Skills
  33. Description of a Career
  34. Diploma mill
  35. Distance education
  36. Doctorate
  37. Dottorato di ricerca
  38. Double degree
  39. Dual education system
  40. Edublog
  41. Education
  42. Educational philosophies
  43. Educational psychology
  44. Educational technology
  45. Education in England
  46. Education in Finland
  47. Education in France
  48. Education in Germany
  49. Education in Italy
  50. Education in Scotland
  51. Education in the People%27s Republic of China
  52. Education in the Republic of Ireland
  53. Education in the United States
  54. Education in Wales
  55. Education reform
  56. E-learning
  57. E-learning glossary
  58. ELML
  59. Engineer's degree
  60. Essay
  61. Evaluation
  62. Examination
  63. External degree
  64. Extracurricular activity
  65. Feeder school
  66. First School
  67. Free school
  68. GCSE
  69. Gifted education
  70. Glossary of education-related terms
  71. Grade
  72. Graduate student
  73. Gymnasium
  74. Habilitation
  75. Hidden curriculum
  76. History of education
  77. History of virtual learning environments
  78. Homeschooling
  79. Homework
  80. Honorary degree
  81. Independent school
  82. Instructional design
  83. Instructional technology
  84. Instructional theory
  85. International Baccalaureate
  86. K-12
  87. Key Stage 3
  88. Laurea
  89. Learning
  90. Learning by teaching
  91. Learning content management system
  92. Learning management system
  93. Learning object metadata
  94. Learning Objects
  95. Learning theory
  96. Lesson
  97. Lesson plan
  98. Liberal arts
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  100. Liceo scientifico
  101. List of education topics
  102. List of recognized accreditation associations of higher learning
  103. List of unaccredited institutions of higher learning
  104. Magnet school
  105. Maria Montessori
  106. Masters degree
  107. Medical education
  108. Mickey Mouse degrees
  109. Microlearning
  110. M-learning
  111. Montessori method
  112. National Curriculum
  113. Networked learning
  114. One-room school
  115. Online deliberation
  116. Online MBA Programs
  117. Online tutoring
  118. Open classroom
  119. OpenCourseWare
  120. Over-education
  121. Preschool
  122. Primary education
  123. Private school
  124. Problem-based learning
  125. Professor
  126. Public education
  127. Public schools
  128. Questionnaire
  129. School
  130. School accreditation
  131. School bus
  132. School choice
  133. School district
  134. School governor
  135. School health services
  136. Schools Interoperability Framework
  137. SCORM
  138. Secondary school
  139. Senior high school
  140. Sixth Form
  141. Snow day
  142. Special education
  143. Specialist degree
  144. State schools
  145. Student voice
  146. Study guide
  147. Syllabus
  148. Teacher
  149. Teaching method
  150. Technology Integration
  151. Tertiary education
  152. The Hidden Curriculum
  153. Traditional education
  154. Undergraduate
  155. University
  156. Unschooling
  157. Videobooks
  158. Virtual Campus
  159. Virtual learning environment
  160. Virtual school
  161. Vocational education
  162. Vocational school
  163. Vocational university

 

 
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Mickey Mouse degrees

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Mickey Mouse degrees is the dysphemism built from the common usage of the term "Mickey Mouse" as a pejorative. (See Pejorative use of Mickey's name). It came to prominence in the UK after use by the national tabloids of Great Britain to label certain university degree courses worthless or irrelevant. The term was used by education minister Margaret Hodge, during a discussion on higher education expansion.[1] Hodge defined a Mickey Mouse course as "one where the content is perhaps not as rigorous as one would expect and where the degree itself may not have huge relevance in the labour market" and "Simply stacking up numbers on Mickey Mouse courses is not acceptable" . This opinion is often raised in the summer when exam results are released and new university courses revealed. The phrase took off in the late 1990s, as the Labour government created the target of having 50% of students in higher education by 2010.[2] This, along with a funding crisis, resulted in a major increase in degree course places, and at present there are more course places available than there are qualified students,[citation needed] resulting in hundreds every year going to university despite poor A-level grades.

Media Studies has fallen victim to the term,[3][4] since there are 43 times as many Media Studies students in higher education as there are jobs available in the media annually.[citation needed] In 2000, Staffordshire University was mocked as providing 'David Beckham Studies' as it provided a module on the footballer as part of its Sports Science course.[5] Other degrees deemed 'Mickey Mouse' include Golf Management, Surfing Studies, Wine Studies and Boxing.[6] One thing these courses share is that they are vocational, which are seen to be less intellectually rigorous than the traditional academic degrees.[6] Perception has not been helped in Great Britain by the conversion of Polytechnics to 'new' Universities.[6] These 'new' universities then have trouble competing with the more established institutions instead of being judged as polytechnics.

Defenders of these courses object that the derogatory comments made in the media rely on the low symbolic capital of 'new' subjects, and rarely discuss course contents beyond the titles.[1] Another factor is the correct or incorrect perception that the take up of these subjects, and the decline of more traditional academic subjects,[7] is causing the predictable annual grade rise in Great Britain.

Although it is perceived as a recent phenomenon, 'dumbing down' has historical roots. In 1828, University College London was criticised for teaching English Literature, a subject which has now become prestigious because of the high analytical and theoretical skills, or level of intellectual inquiry, required for a discussion of texts.[8]

The A-level in General Studies is seen as a Mickey Mouse subject,[6] with many universities not accepting it as part of the requirements for an offer. The London School of Economics has a list of subjects on their website which they prefer students to not have chosen.[9] Applicants with two or more of these (out of three altogether) will not normally be considered for a place.

An example found in the US are degrees in Physical education. These were derided when a character in NCIS, special agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo announced that he had a degree in phys ed (as he abbreviated).[citation needed]

See also

  • Media Studies for further information regarding derogatory attitudes
  • Academic degree for a history of degrees given by universities
  • Academia or Scholarly method for a discussion of the academic world and what makes a scholarly study.

References

  1. ^ a b "'Irresponsible' Hodge under fire", BBC News, 14 January 2003. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  2. ^ "50% higher education target doomed, says thinktank", EducationGuardian.co.uk, 14 July 2005. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  3. ^ "Media Studies. Discuss", BBC News, 18 August 2005. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  4. ^ "'Mickey mouse' courses jibe angers students", EducationGuardian.co.uk, 14 January 2003. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  5. ^ "Beckham in degree course", BBC News, 29 March 2000. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  6. ^ a b c d "Taking the mick", EducationGuardian.co.uk, 15 January 2003. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  7. ^ "A-level pupils urged to spurn 'soft' subjects", EducationGuardian.co.uk, 12 August 2005. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  8. ^ "A Mirror to Society", Ideasfactory. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.
  9. ^ How to apply: A level subjects", London School of Economics. URL accessed on 24 June 2006.

External links

  • Mickey Mouse would never sink so low...
  • Tutors feel need to boost grades Excerpt from a BBC documentary about Higher Education Standards.
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