On the philosophy of higher education / John S. Brubacher.

Author
Brubacher, John S. (John Seiler), 1898-1988 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Rev. ed.
Published/​Created
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1982.
Description
xviii, 168 pages ; 24 cm

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Subject(s)
Series
Jossey-Bass series in higher education [More in this series]
Summary note
This revised edition offers college and university leaders an up-to-date analytical perspective for resolving basic academic issues. Brubacher reexamines, refines and extends earlier arguments and other key questions in response to significant new social, economic, legal and educational developments. He discusses the limits of autonomy, the exercise of academic freedom, the desirability of open admissions, prescribed curricula and collective bargaining. He also investigates such emerging new problems as accountability, corporate interests on campus, and the right to confidentiality; expands on ways to promote equal access and specialized education without undermining the criteria for admission.
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. 143-159.
Contents
  • The higher learning
  • Academic autonomy
  • Academic freedom
  • Higher education for whom?
  • General and specialized education
  • Pedagogy of higher education
  • Ethics of scholarship
  • The university as a church.
ISBN
  • 0875895360
  • 9780875895369
LCCN
82048076
OCLC
8669456
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