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credentialism Syllabification: cre·den·tial·ism
Pronunciation: /krəˈden(t)SHəˌlizəm/

Definition of credentialism in English:


Belief in or reliance on academic or other formal qualifications as the best measure of a person’s intelligence or ability to do a particular job: credentialism is to a large degree responsible for people assuming that they need a degree
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  • In higher education, she perceives a turning away from learning in favor of credentialism.
  • Experience and expertise are welcome; credentialism, however, can wait in the hall.
  • Educational institutions are evaluated not on the basis of rigorous standards but instead on the basis of a system of credentialism that is self-referential.
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