A radical approach to accounting education: educating the whole person as a response to the business crises of tomorrow

James, Kieran (2009) A radical approach to accounting education: educating the whole person as a response to the business crises of tomorrow. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrücken, Germany, pp. 643-676. ISBN 978 - 3639163650


This book presents a series of articles by Dr Kieran James and selected co-authors who present a radical holistic approach to accounting and business ethics education. The authors draw upon existentialist and Marxist philosophy, Freudian psychology and popular culture in the classroom to foster education and development of the whole person. The authors reject the traditional divides between 'professional' and 'personal' lives and between the 'economic' and the 'social' that encourage alienation and careerism. The punk rock music of the Clash and the character Raskolnikov in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment are used as powerful illustrations of critiques of established social institutions and self re-creation through helping others. In the final article, Kieran James and Setsuo Otsuka explore employment prospects for minority groups in accounting in Australia and reflect on the social and cultural obstacles that may need to be removed before a truly multi-cultural workforce can emerge. This article also reflects on how accounting education can better equip Chinese and minority students to work successfully in Australia. (Amazon)

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Additional Information: Other authors are as follows: Susan P. Briggs, University of South Australia, susan.p.briggs@unisa.edu.au; Eunice M. James, South Fremantle Senior High School, cross@kottgunn.com.au; Marie H. Kavanagh, University of Southern Queensland, kavanagh@usq.edu.au; Setsuo Otsuka, Charles Sturt University,sotsuka@csu.edu.au. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 00:18
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 03:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: accounting education; business ethics education; holistic approach
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150101 Accounting Theory and Standards
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5959

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