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Institution of Intellectual Values: Realism and Idealism in Higher Education [Paperback]

Item : Institution of Intellectual Values: Realism and Idealism in Higher Education [Paperback]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Graham, Gordon
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 184540100X
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781845401009
Publisher Publisher : Imprint Academic
Pages Pages : 295
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100081960

This is a revised and expanded version of the much praised short bookUniversities: The Recovery of An Idea. It contains chapters on the history of universities; the value of university education; the nature of research; the management and funding of universities plus additional essays on such subjects as human nature and the study of the humanities, interdisciplinary versus multidisciplinary study, information systems and the concept of a library, the prospects for e-learning, reforming universities, intellectual integrity and the realities of funding, and spiritual values and the knowledge economy.

'The institution of intellectual values' is before all else a rare and valuable normative statement, and should be read as such... a salutary contribution indeed.

This is a revised and expanded version of the much praised short bookUniversities: The Recovery of An Idea. It contains chapters on the history of universities; the value of university education; the nature of research; the management and funding of universities plus additional essays on such subjects as human nature and the study of the humanities, interdisciplinary versus multidisciplinary study, information systems and the concept of a library, the prospects for e-learning, reforming universities, intellectual integrity and the realities of funding, and spiritual values and the knowledge economy.

'A short reflective treatise on British university education that deserves to be widely read... [I]ts appeal is universal and deserves the attention of a wide audience.

This volume ought to be compulsory reading for every government minister or civil servant with responsibilities in this area.

The best discussion I know of on this question [what are universities for].

'Though densely and cogently argued, this book is extremely readable and indeed deserves to be widely read.

[Graham] offer[s] insights that could be useful in recapturing some aulCw

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