Beyond the Modern University

Toward a Constructive Postmodern University

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Author: Marcus Peter Ford

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897897945

Category: Education

Page: 131

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We are in the midst of an unprecedented, human-caused, environmental crisis. This study asks, "Given the present state of the world, what should be the primary objective of higher education?" The author contends that the modern university should help to make the world a better place by enabling human beings to live more meaningful and satisfying lives and by helping to promote social justice and environmental sustainability.

Beyond the University

Why Liberal Education Matters

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Author: Michael S. Roth

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300175515

Category: Education

Page: 240

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An eloquent defense of liberal education, seen against the backdrop of its contested history in America

The Future of the Public University in America

Beyond the Crossroads

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Author: James J. Duderstadt,Farris W. Womack

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880629

Category: Education

Page: 256

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In the United States, public colleges and universities educate more than 80 percent of the nation's 11 million college students. Public universities conduct the majority of the country's campus-based research and produce most of the nation's doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, and other professionals and public leaders. They provide critical services such as agricultural and industrial technology, health care, and economic development, and they help students of all ages develop more rewarding careers and more meaningful lives. Written for everyone who is interested in and concerned about the nation's public universities, The Future of the Public University in America offers a view from the perspective of two experienced professionals. James J. Duderstadt, former president of the University of Michigan, and Farris W. Womack, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of the University of Michigan, explore the unique challenges facing public higher education today. They look at the forces driving change -- economic imperatives, technology, and market forces -- as well as the characteristics of the public university that make change difficult: the nature of its various campus communities, its governance system, its management and decision-making processes, and its leadership. The authors conclude by suggesting strategies at the state and federal level to preserve and strengthen public higher education as a resource for future generations.

Beyond the Corporate University

Culture and Pedagogy in the New Millennium

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Author: Henry A. Giroux,Kostas Myrsiades

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510487

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Prominent scholars in this book move boldly beyond critique to show how and why the critical functions of a democratically informed civic education (not merely professional training) must become the core of the university's mission. They show why higher education must address what it means to relate knowledge to public life, and social responsibility to the demands of critical citizenship. Moreover, they show why democratic forms of education and various elements of a critical pedagogy are vital not only to individual students, but also to our economy and our democratic institutions and future leadership. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Beyond the Ivory Tower

The University in the New Millennium

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Author: Angela Hoey-Heffron,James Heffron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 156

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The new millennium is a unique occasion for individuals and organisations to examine their existing role in society, to take stock and to make projections for the future. This is particularly true of educational institutions, all of which have large numbers of young people looking forward with anticipation and exhilaration to a new world of expanded opportunity and a seemingly unending fount of new knowledge. Foremost in this quest is the university, where new research in the sciences, medicine and the humanities is proceeding at a pace never before thought possible. The rate of acquisition of new information and knowledge poses new challenges for the traditional university. This book examines many crucial questions, looking at the role of a modern university in the new millennium and the question of academic freedom and university autonomy.

Engineering and Social Justice

In the University and Beyond

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Author: Caroline Baillie,Alice Pawley,Donna M. Riley

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536066

Category: Education

Page: 209

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An increasing number of researchers and educators in the field of engineering wish to integrate considerations of social justice into their work and practice. In this volume, an international team of authors, from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, invite scholars to think and teach in new ways that acknowledge the social, as well as technical, impact engineering can have on our world and that open possibilities for social justice movements to help shape engineering and technology. The book examines three areas of an engineering academic's professional role: teaching, research, and community engagement. The contributors take a broad social and ecological justice perspective to critique existing practices and explore alternatives. The result is a handbook for all scholars of engineering who think beyond the technical elements of their field, and an essential reader for anyone who believes in the transformative power of the discipline.

The University of Learning

Beyond Quality and Competence

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Author: John Bowden,Ference Marton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134312024

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Universities are rarely structured to facilitate learning and when they are, it is often done so in a limited way. This book looks at the theory and practice of learning and how universities can improve their quality and competence. It tackles the past failure of the quality and competence movements and advocates a move towards 'Universities of Learning'. The authors advocate an integration of elements that are often dealt with separately - theory and practice, teaching and research, and the levels of institution and individual - and handle these dimensions of integration in conjunction with each other. This new paperback edition will be essential reading for all those who are concerned with improving learning in higher education. It includes an updated preface that takes account of developments since the publication of the hardback edition.

History Beyond the Text

A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources

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Author: Sarah Barber,Corinna Peniston-Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135688710

Category: History

Page: 210

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Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book. Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.

European Constitutionalism Beyond the State

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Author: Marlene Wind

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796712

Category: Law

Page: 244

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Some of the most innovative scholars in the field of European constitutionalism come together in this book to highlight different facets of the new constitutional discussion. Provoking deep analysis of the different ideas of constitution and cons titutionalism, it delineates new ways of thinking about the future of Europe. In particular, it aims to challenge the idea of the European Union as an evolving federal polity. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the timely subject of constitutionalism including student and practitioners of law, politics and philosophy.

Beyond the Ivory Tower

Social Responsibilities of the Modern University

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Author: Derek Curtis BOK,Derek Curtis Bok

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674028465

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Beyond the Campus

How Colleges and Universities Form Partnerships with Their Communities

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Author: David J. Maurrasse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135959021

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The author examines the role of the university and its relationship to the community. He provides success stories of schools and communities that are forming positive partnerships in the community.

Acts of Knowing

Critical Pedagogy in, Against and Beyond the University

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Author: Stephen Cowden,Gurnam Singh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441166726

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This provocative book's starting point is a deep and profound concern about the commodification of knowledge within the contemporary university. Acts of Knowing aims to provide readers with a means of understanding the issues from the perspective of Critical Pedagogy; an educational philosophy which believes that 'knowing' must be freed from the constraints of the financial and managerialist logics which dominate the contemporary university. Critical Pedagogy is important for three key reasons: it conceptualises pedagogy as a process of engagement between the teacher and taught; secondly that that engagement is based on an underlying humanistic view about human worth and value; and thirdly that the 'knowing' which can come out of this engagement needs to be understood essentially as exchange between people, rather than a financial exchange. Cowden and Singh argue that the conception of education as simply a means for securing economic returns for the individual and for the society's positioning in a global marketplace, represents a fundamentally impoverished conception of education, which impoverishes not just individuals, but society as a whole.

Beyond the Postcolonial

World Englishes Literature

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Author: E. Dawson Varughese

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726523X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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With the backdrop of new global powers, this volume interrogates the state of writing in English. Strongly interdisciplinary, it challenges the prevailing orthodoxy of postcolonial literary theory. An insistence on fieldwork and linguistics makes this book scene-changing in its approach to understanding and reading emerging literature in English.

Research and Teaching

Beyond the Divide

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Author: Angela Brew

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365035

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book asks how universities can develop the relationship between research and teaching so that research is enhanced and teaching is improved. Using examples, conversations and critical inquiry, it suggests how scholarly knowledge-building communities of both students and academic staff should be developed.

Beyond the Laboratory

Scientists as Political Activists in 1930's America

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Author: Peter J. Kuznick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226465838

Category: History

Page: 363

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The debate over scientists' social responsibility is a topic of great controversy today. Peter J. Kuznick here traces the origin of that debate to the 1930s and places it in a context that forces a reevaluation of the relationship between science and politics in twentieth-century America. Kuznick reveals how an influential segment of the American scientific community during the Depression era underwent a profound transformation in its social values and political beliefs, replacing a once-pervasive conservatism and antipathy to political involvement with a new ethic of social reform.

Beyond the Atmosphere

Early Years of Space Science

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Author: Homer E. Newell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135659

Category: Science

Page: 528

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This exciting survey is the work of a top NASA administrator who chronicles technological advances, the relationship of space science to general science, and the space program's social, political, and economic contexts.

A Century and Beyond

The History of Purdue University

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Author: Robert W. Topping

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 418

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This is not a sentimental book designed to warm the hearts of old grads, but it tells an important and useful story about people and programs that have had an impact on the world. -- Indiana Magazine of History

Beyond the American Housing Dream

Accommodation to the 1980s

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Author: Kenneth R. Tremblay,Don A. Dillman

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819134790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 157

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This in-depth study of 2,801 U.S. households is the first comprehensive examination of contemporary American housing preferences.

Beyond the Balkans

Towards an Inclusive History of Southeastern Europe

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Author: Sabine Rutar

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643106580

Category: History

Page: 499

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This book shows how current and future research on the social history of the Balkans can be integrated into a broader European framework. The contributions look at a range of methodological and empirical issues, and the theme that links the various studies is that of the contrasting, yet, at the same time, entangled ideas of the Balkans as a "mental map" and of Southeast Europe as an "historical region." (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 10)