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The New Idea of a University

The New Idea of a University

  • Author: Duke Maskell,Ian Robinson
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1845403738
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 295
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Something has gone deeply wrong with the university - too deeply wrong to be put right by any merely bureaucratic means. What’s wrong is, simply, that our official idea of education, the idea that inspires all government policies and ‘initiatives’, is itself uneducated. With the growing emphasis in higher education on training in supposedly useful skills, has the very ethos of the university been subverted? And does this more utilitarian university succeed in adding to the national wealth, the basis on which politicians justify the large public expenditure on the higher education system? Should we get our idea of a university from politicians and bureaucrats or from J.H. Newman, Jane Austen and Socrates? The New Idea of a University is an entertaining and highly readable defence of the philosophy of liberal arts education and an attack on the sham that has been substituted for it. It is sure to scandalize all the friends of the present establishment and be cheered elsewhere.

The Romantic Idea of a University

The Romantic Idea of a University

England and Germany, 1770-1850

  • Author: M. Hofstetter
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230510736
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 162
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By the late eighteenth century, universities in England and Germany had lost their sense of purpose. The romantics then presented them with a new one, a new Idea of a university. In Germany, Johann Gottlieb Fichte and others stressed that universities must teach more effectively; in England, Coleridge and Wordsworth attached to the German Idea a desire to keep the universities part of England's national church.

Democracy, Fascism and the New World Order

Democracy, Fascism and the New World Order

  • Author: Ivo Mosley
  • Publisher: Imprint Academic
  • ISBN: 9780907845645
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 93
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Whereas conventional wisdom sets up democracy and fascism as opposites, to ancient political theorists democracy had an innate tendency to lead to extreme populist government, and provided unscrupulous demagogues with the ideal opportunity to seize power.

Universities for a New World

Universities for a New World

Making a Global Network in International Higher Education, 1913-2013

  • Author: Deryck M. Schreuder
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications India
  • ISBN: 8132117786
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 476
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Universities for a New World takes the Centenary of the ‘Association of Commonwealth Universities’ (ACU) as its point of departure in exploring what a 2009 ‘United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’ (UNESCO) Report has evocatively termed an ‘academic revolution’ in modern higher education. The book succinctly explores the rise of the ACU as the world’s oldest network of universities, before focussing primarily on that protean ‘revolution’ in higher education provision - with a particular sampling of the diverse Commonwealth experience across the globe. Gains as well as losses are analysed through critical and interrelated essays. Transformation may have been inevitable, but progress towards greater participation rates has not always been manifested through quality provision for students or societies at large. Measuring those changes to universities is inherently challenging as transformations are still proceeding apace. The volume accordingly concludes with informed perspectives on the potential future(s) of universities in the 21st century. Paradoxically, further change is now the only constant for higher education in an era of globalisation.

Education! Education! Education!

Education! Education! Education!

  • Author: Stephen Prickett
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1845404734
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 271
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The essays in this book criticise the new positivism in education policy, whereby education is systematically reduced to those things that can be measured by so-called 'objective' tests. School curricula have been narrowed with an emphasis on measurable results in the 3 R's and the 'quality' of university departments is now assessed by managerial exercises based on commercial audit practice. As a result, the traditional notion of liberal arts education has been replaced by utilitarian productivity indices.

Select Discourses from the Idea of a University

Select Discourses from the Idea of a University

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Idea of a University

The Idea of a University

  • Author: David Cecil Smith,Anne Karin Langslow
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781853027284
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 195
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The contributors look at the motivation behind the various interested parties in higher education reform - administrators, politicians and the students themselves - in an attempt to determine how universities will be shaped in the future. The book will appeal to all those with an interest in the university as an institution, and its historical - and future - role in society.

The idea of a University

The idea of a University

  • Author: John Henry Newman
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1291606084
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 602
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Newman's famous ideal which was to shape thinking and policies of all future generations, here in his own original words

Universities

Universities

The Recovery of an Idea

  • Author: Gordon Graham
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1845407407
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 153
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Research assessment exercises, teaching quality assessment, line management, staff appraisal, student course evaluation, modularization, student fees - these are all names of innovations (and problems) - in modern British universities. How far do they reflect a more conscientious approach to the effective promotion of higher education, and how far do they constitute a significant departure from traditional academic concerns and values? Using some themes of Cardinal Newman's classic The Idea of a University as a springboard, this extended essay aims to address these questions.

Thinking about Almost Everything

Thinking about Almost Everything

New Ideas to Light Up Minds

  • Author: Ash Amin,Michael O'Neill
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 184668188X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
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