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The Resource The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university, Edward Shils ; edited and with an introduction by Philip G. Altbach

The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university, Edward Shils ; edited and with an introduction by Philip G. Altbach

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The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university
Title
The order of learning
Title remainder
essays on the contemporary university
Statement of responsibility
Edward Shils ; edited and with an introduction by Philip G. Altbach
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Language
eng
Summary
To understand the modern university and the contemporary crisis of higher education we must consider its central issues. The Order of Learning thoughtfully considers the problems facing higher education by focusing on some of the main underlying factors: the relationship of higher education to government, academic freedom, the responsibilities of the academic profession, among others. Edward Shils believes that higher education has a central role in modern society, and that the distractions of the recent past, including undue pressures from government, the fads of some students and faculty, and increasing involvement of the post-secondary education with day-to-day questions, have damaged higher education by deflecting it from its essential commitment to teaching, learning, and research. The Order of Learning will be of great interest to educators and students alike, as well as those interested in the future of higher education in the United States
Cataloging source
DLC
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1910-1995
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Shils, Edward
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.S55 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Altbach, Philip G
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  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • Academic freedom
Label
The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university, Edward Shils ; edited and with an introduction by Philip G. Altbach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • "Bibliography of the published works of Professor Edward Shils": pages [341]-367
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The American private university
  • Governments and universities
  • Dreams of plentitude, nightmares of scarcity
  • Part III. Academic freedom
  • Academic freedom
  • Academic freedom and permanent tenure
  • Limitations on the freedom of research and teaching in the social sciences
  • Part IV. Policy
  • The criteria of academic appointment
  • The invitation to Caesar
  • Introduction : Edward Shils and the American university
  • The confidentiality and anonymity of assessment
  • Part V. Reflection
  • The university : a backward glance
  • Philip G. Altback
  • Part I. The order of learning
  • The order of learning in the United States from 1865 to 1920 : the ascendancy of the universities
  • Universities since 1900 : a historical perspective
  • Part II. Perspectives
  • The service of society and the advancement of learning in the twenty-first century
  • The academic ethos under strain
Control code
35762770
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 376 pages
Isbn
9781560002987
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96047503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The order of learning : essays on the contemporary university, Edward Shils ; edited and with an introduction by Philip G. Altbach
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • "Bibliography of the published works of Professor Edward Shils": pages [341]-367
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The American private university
  • Governments and universities
  • Dreams of plentitude, nightmares of scarcity
  • Part III. Academic freedom
  • Academic freedom
  • Academic freedom and permanent tenure
  • Limitations on the freedom of research and teaching in the social sciences
  • Part IV. Policy
  • The criteria of academic appointment
  • The invitation to Caesar
  • Introduction : Edward Shils and the American university
  • The confidentiality and anonymity of assessment
  • Part V. Reflection
  • The university : a backward glance
  • Philip G. Altback
  • Part I. The order of learning
  • The order of learning in the United States from 1865 to 1920 : the ascendancy of the universities
  • Universities since 1900 : a historical perspective
  • Part II. Perspectives
  • The service of society and the advancement of learning in the twenty-first century
  • The academic ethos under strain
Control code
35762770
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 376 pages
Isbn
9781560002987
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96047503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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