Definition of Credentialism

1. Noun. an overemphasis on the importance of academic, legal, or regulatory qualifications ¹



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Definition of Credentialism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Credentialism

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Literary usage of Credentialism

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1. Human Capital: How What You Know Shapes Your Life by Brian Keeley (2007)
"And then there are issues like credentialism, which raises the question of whether to some ... And what about credentialism? Yes, that's an old criticism. ..."

2. Vocational Education and Training for Youth: Towards Coherent Policy and by Laurel McFarland, Margaret Vickers (1994)
"One frequent bias is "conservative credentialism": employers prefer students ... The effect of conservative credentialism is to create market signals in ..."

3. First Lessons: A Report on Elementary Education in America by William J. Bennett (1986)
"Unfortunately, most certification today is pure "credentialism." Those with enough credits can display their transcripts, perhaps take a multiple-choice ..."

4. Lifelong Learning for All: Meeting of the Education Committee at Ministerial by Albert Tuijnman (1996)
"The inflation of "credentialism" would be halted or even reversed if employers were confident that all who come from the school system have received a solid ..."

5. The Business of Higher Education: A Study of Public-Private Partnerships in ...by Mahlubi Mabizela by Mahlubi Mabizela (2005)
"Of course, the demand for qualifications for upward mobility and credentialism exist and partnerships partly fulfil this need (see Kruss, 2004). ..."

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