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cre·den·tial·ism

 (krĭ-dĕn′shə-lĭz′əm)
n.
Overemphasis on diplomas or degrees in giving jobs or conferring social status.
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credentialism

(krɪˈdɛnʃəˌlɪzəm)
n
often derogatory a tendency to value formal qualifications, esp at the expense of competence and experience
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I personally don't ascribe to academic credentialism and I don't think it is wise to judge an individual's capacity to perform based on his academic qualifications alone.
All we did was drive up the cost because of this credentialism. (News, 2017) Australian studies have investigated pre-service early childhood teachers' career intentions after studying an early childhood/primary degree and have found that the majority of graduates intend to work in primary schools (Ailwood & Boyd, 2007; Harrison & Heinrich Joerdens, 2017; Nolan & Rouse, 2013; Thorpe, Boyd, Ailwood, & Brownlee, 2011).
Credentialism is important in colonial spaces, and at the time I was in graduate school, very few Indigenous peoples had PhDs.
I can't imagine a doctoral degree being accepted," while another participant expressed concern that a move to an entry-level doctorate in his or her country would represent "a pure expression of credentialism, which would reduce access to OT services, without really producing benefits for the population."
They developed a culture that rewarded boldness over credentialism and pedigree--which may be why so many of the founders of the field were women, immigrants, and people of color at a time when the phrase affirmative action had yet to be coined.
Caplan is not wrong about the existence of signaling and its kissing cousin, credentialism, which describes the tendency of job categories to accrue more degree requirements, sometimes unnecessarily, over time.
In retrospect (sic) I agree with Labaree and my father, that credentialism has triumphed over learning in our schools, with a commodified form of education winning an edge over useful substance.
Economists argue about whether education improves people's skills or is just a fancy form of time-wasting credentialism. But most people seem to believe that higher education is important and useful.
Does it fit our society as it is with its focus on educational credentialism, socialization (training), meritocracy, economic competition, and so on?
Labor market conditions, such as technological advances, credentialism, and reorganization of work sectors, impact all women in negative ways.
A comprehensive package of counseling credentialism comprises certification, registration, and licensing.
Instead of helping to strengthen the shaky foundations of global governance, it seems that South Africa has opted for a crude form of advancing 'credentialism' among an increasingly sceptical and alienated African leadership and civil society after failing to arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir during his visit to South Africa to attend an African Union (AU) summit in June 2015.