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Maskell, Duke

The New Idea of a University

Maskell, Duke - The New Idea of a University, ebook

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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.

Keywords: University, higher education, bureaucracy, education, government policy, training, skills, utilitarian, politics, philosophy of liberal arts, public expenditure, learning, academia, academic, education, training, teaching, modules, A-Levels

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
295 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781845403720
Printed ISBN
9780907845348

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