The Idea of the University

The Idea of the University

Author: Jaroslav Pelikan

Publisher: Yale University Press

Published: 1992-01-01

Total Pages: 252

ISBN-13: 9780300058345

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The crisis in university education has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. In this eloquent and deeply personal book, a distinguished scholar reflects on the character and aims of the university, assessing its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in society. Jaroslav Pelikan provides a unique perspective on the university today by reexamining it in light of John Henry Cardinal Newman's 150-year old classic The Idea of a University and showing how Cardinal Newman's ideas both illuminate and differ from current problems facing higher education. Pelikan begins by affirming the validity of Newman's first principle: that knowledge must be an end in itself. He goes on to make the case for the inseparability of research and teaching on both intellectual and practical grounds, stressing the virtues--free inquiry, scholarly honesty, civility in discourse, toleration of diverse beliefs and values, and trust in rationality and public verifiability--that must be practiced and taught by the university. He discusses the business of the university--the advancement of knowledge through research, the extension and interpretation of knowledge through undergraduate and graduate teaching, the preservation of knowledge in libraries, museums, and galleries, and the diffusion of knowledge through scholarly publishing. And he argues that be performing these tasks, by developing closer ties with other schools at all levels, and by involving the community in lifelong education, the university will make its greatest contribution to society.


The Idea of a Christian College

The Idea of a Christian College

Author: Arthur F. Holmes

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Published: 1987-03-06

Total Pages: 108

ISBN-13: 1467419176

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This revised edition of a classic text provides a concise case for the role of the Christian college and its distinctive mission and contribution. Holmes has extensively revised several chapters and included two new chapters: "Liberal Arts as Career Preparation" and "The Marks of an Educated Person."


The Idea of a University

The Idea of a University

Author: D. V. Kumar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Published: 2021-07-22

Total Pages: 173

ISBN-13: 1000413837

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1) This book presents collection of essays on the Idea of a University in contemporary India. 2) It contains essays written by eminent educationists and academics like Romila Thapar, Avijit Pathak, Prabhat Patnaik etc. 3) This book will be of interest to departments of higher education and political science across UK and USA.


The Idea of the Catholic University

The Idea of the Catholic University

Author: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. Convention

Publisher:

Published: 2009

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781589662193

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For decades, those involved in Catholic higher education--including professors, administrators, theologians, philosophers, and students--have perennially taken on the challenge of defining and clarifying what exactly and uniquely characterizes their endeavor. Borrowing his title in part from John Henry Newman's The Idea of the University, Kenneth Whitehead collects in this volume thirteen original essays that examine the mission of Catholic higher education, covering such topics as Catholic studies programs at Catholic and non-Catholic universities and the engagement of Catholic universities with secular culture.


Liberal Education and the Idea of the University

Liberal Education and the Idea of the University

Author: Karim Dharamsi

Publisher: Vernon Press

Published: 2019-05-07

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 1622735609

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The idea of the university and the idea of liberal education share a family resemblance. However, it is not always explicitly clear what they have in common and what differentiates them. This collection brings together arguments and reflections on the nature of the university and the place of liberal learning in the 21st century. It is divided into two parts. In the first part authors examine the values and ideals that shape our understanding of liberal learning and the university; in the second part authors consider pedagogies informing our practices, asking after what underlying presuppositions, when made explicit, guide our liberal education classrooms in higher education. Unique in its approaches, this volume includes defenses of liberal education’s intrinsic value, the commodification of some of its best ideals, as well as utilitarian defenses that challenge some orthodox conceptions of liberal learning and its justifications. Each in its own right understands liberal learning as essential to the defense of a democratic order. On the pedagogical side, included are essays that defend a view of liberal education from the vantage of STEM subjects, including architecture, as well as those we typically associate with the liberal arts. This volume will aid academics and students seeking to better grasp an understanding of liberal education, but also those seeking to advance their pedagogical ideas about liberal learning. Researchers and students in education, higher education and those interested in the liberal arts and sciences will find this volume a useful addition to their collection.


The Founders and the Idea of a National University

The Founders and the Idea of a National University

Author: George Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 253

ISBN-13: 1107083435

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"Constituting the American Mind is about early efforts to establish a national university and what those efforts say about the nature and logic of American Constitutionalism. This book offers the first in depth study of the efforts to establish a national university from a constitutional perspective. While mostly noted in passing, the national university was put forward by every president from Washington to John Quincy Adams as a necessary supplement to the formal institutions of government; it would help constitute the American mind in a manner that carried forward the ideas the constitution rested on including, for example, the separation of the "civic" from the "theological.""--


The Dream Is Over

The Dream Is Over

Author: Simon Marginson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

Published: 2016-09-08

Total Pages: 259

ISBN-13: 0520292847

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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Dream Is Over tells the extraordinary story of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, created by visionary University of California President Clark Kerr and his contemporaries. The Master Plan’s equality of opportunity policy brought college within reach of millions of American families for the first time and fashioned the world’s leading system of public research universities. The California idea became the leading model for higher education across the world and has had great influence in the rapid growth of universities in China and East Asia. Yet, remarkably, the political conditions supporting the California idea in California itself have evaporated. Universal access is faltering, public tuition is rising, the great research universities face new challenges, and educational participation in California, once the national leader, lags far behind. Can the social values embodied in Kerr’s vision be renewed?