The Myth of the University: Ideal and Reality in Higher Education

The Myth of the University: Ideal and Reality in Higher Education

By: Paul Shore (author)Hardback

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The university, in its laudable effort to be a democratic institution, has lost its original sense of mission and become a credential factory rather than a place where learning for its own sake is valued. This book proposes a practical reform of higher education based on the original ideals of the institution. The remedies involve both pragmatic changes and a radical shift in the basic philosophy of many colleges and universities. Teaching and learning at all levels must be re-emphasized, and the criteria for selecting and retaining faculty should be changed. The book examines the subject from a historical perspective and concludes with a vision of what the university can choose to become if it wishes.

About Author

Paul Shore is Assistant Professor of Education at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819182685
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 250
  • ID: 9780819182685
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 0819182680

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