The New Idea of a University


Author: Duke Maskell,Ian Robinson
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845403738
Category: Education
Page: 295
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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.

The Idea of a University

Defined and Illustrated; I. in Nine Discourses Delivered to the Catholics of Dublin. II. in Occasional Lectures and Essays Addressed to the Members of the Catholic University
Author: John Henry 1801-1890 Newman
Publisher: Arkose Press
ISBN: 9781346276748
Category:
Page: 558
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The Romantic Idea of a University

England and Germany, 1770-1850
Author: M. Hofstetter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230510736
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 162
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By the late eighteenth century, universities in England and Germany had lost their sense of purpose. The romantics then presented them with a new one, a new Idea of a university. In Germany, Johann Gottlieb Fichte and others stressed that universities must teach more effectively; in England, Coleridge and Wordsworth attached to the German Idea a desire to keep the universities part of England's national church.

The Idea of the University

A Reexamination
Author: Jaroslav Pelikan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300058345
Category: Education
Page: 238
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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 by 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 Founders and the Idea of a National University


Author: George Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107083435
Category: History
Page: 264
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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 Idea of a University


Author: David Cecil Smith,Anne Karin Langslow
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853027284
Category: Education
Page: 195
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The contributors look at the motivation behind the various interested parties in higher education reform - administrators, politicians and the students themselves - in an attempt to determine how universities will be shaped in the future. The book will appeal to all those with an interest in the university as an institution, and its historical - and future - role in society.

The Idea of the American University


Author: Bradley C.S. Watson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739149172
Category: Education
Page: 174
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As John Henry Newman reflected on 'The Idea of a University' more than a century and a half ago, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together some of the nation's most eminent thinkers on higher education to reflect on the nature and purposes of the American university today. Their mordant reflections paint a picture of the American university in crisis. This book is essential reading for thoughtful citizens, scholars, and educational policymakers.

The Idea of the Muslim World

A Global Intellectual History
Author: Cemil Aydin
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674050371
Category: History
Page: 304
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As Cemil Aydin explains in this provocative history, it is a misconception to think that the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims constitute a single religio-political entity. How did this mistaken belief arise, why is it so widespread, and how can its grip be loosened so that a more fruitful discussion about politics in Muslim societies can begin?

An Education for Our Time


Author: Josiah Bunting
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9780895262226
Category: Education
Page: 304
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Dying of cancer at the age of 71, billionaire industrialist John Adams sets in motion the plans for endowing a brand new college with his entire fortune. Set in Wyoming, this ideal institution will train the future leaders of America in a way radically different from any other college. By focusing on building character, it will use principles based on moral and physical courage which guided America's Founding Fathers and will follow a vision shaped by Adams' own uniquely successful life.

Understanding the University

Institution, idea, possibilities
Author: Ronald Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317390598
Category: Education
Page: 230
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Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly systematic and exhaustive level to map out just what it might be seriously to understand the extraordinarily complex entity that is known across the world as ‘the university’. Through examination of the conditions and possibilities underlying and affecting universities, this work offers an understanding of specific ideas of the university which can inform policies, strategies and practices in relation to the university. This book is a must read for leaders and senior managers in universities , as well as those undertaking postgraduate studies in the policy and practice of higher education.

The University in Ruins


Author: Bill Readings
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674929531
Category: Education
Page: 238
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Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy and in the work of British thinkers such as Newman and Arnold, Bill Readings argues that the integrity of the modern University has been linked to the nation-state, which it has served by promoting and protecting the idea of a national culture. But now the nation-state is in decline, and national culture no longer needs to be either promoted or protected.

The Idea of the Digital University

Ancient Traditions, Disruptive Technologies and the Battle for the Soul of Higher Education
Author: Frank Bryce McCluskey,Frank Bryce McCluskey, Dr, PhD,Melanie Lynn Winter
Publisher: Policy Studies Organization
ISBN: 9781935907985
Category: Computer-assisted instruction
Page: 262
View: 1991

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"It is widely believed that college is not what it used to be. Politicians are calling for a full-scale overhaul of higher education. The public is losing its confidence in higher education. It is argued that American higher education is in crisis. The authors, who together have spent more than 70 years in higher education, are optimistic about the future of the university with one caveat. The university must come to grips with the way the digital revolution has changed the acquisition, storage and transmission of information. Can the university adapt to these changes and still remain true to its essential mission? This book provides a blueprint of how to do both" -- p. [4] of cover.

The 'Making of Men'. The Idea and Reality of Newman's University in Oxford and Dublin


Author: Paul Shrimpton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781820308
Category: Education
Page: 652
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In The 'Making of Men', original research and judicious piecing together of the evidence furnish new insights into John Henry Newman. In his work as founder and first rector of the Catholic University in Dublin, we see not so much the thinker as the doer, a brilliant mind turning an improbable dream into a bricks-and-mortar reality. Paul Shrimpton shows how Newman virtually single-handedly nurtured a university into existence in lecture hall, student residence and debating society. This perceptive study provides a pastoral idea of an academic university by one of the great Christian humanists, and from it emerges an inspiring vision of what education should strive to accomplish - of what it means 'to be made men'. Newman always engages the reader, and his vision challenges the modern university to be true to itself.

The Idea of the University

Histories and Contexts
Author: Debaditya Bhattacharya
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0429814283
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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What is this ‘idea’ of the university? Why does it need to be defended? Does the work of defense preclude the task of rearranging the idea itself? Drawing on these essential questions, this volume traces the historical transformations of the university in medieval Europe and explores current debates on its existence and sustenance in a neoliberal India. It challenges the liberal-humanist ‘ideal’ of academic exchange to inquire into long befuddled debates on the true nature of the modern university. Along with its companion The University Unthought: Notes for a Future, this brave new intervention makes a compelling foray into the political future(s) of the university. It will be of interest to academics, educators and students of the social sciences and humanities, especially education. It will also be of use to policy-makers and education analysts, and central to the concerns of any citizen.

Closing of the American Mind


Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126264
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

The Idea of Justice


Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674060474
Category: Philosophy
Page: 467
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Presents an analysis of what justice is, the transcendental theory of justice and its drawbacks, and a persuasive argument for a comparative perspective on justice that can guide us in the choice between alternatives.

Russia and the Idea of Europe

A Study in Identity and International Relations
Author: Iver B. Neumann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134824076
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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The end of the Soviet system and the transition to the market in Russia, coupled with the inexorable rise of nationalism, has brought to the fore the centuries-old debate about Russia's relationship with Europe. In Russia and the Idea of Europe Iver Neumann discusses whether the tensions between self-referencing romantic nationalist views and Europe-orientated liberal views can ever be resolved. Drawing on a wide range of Russian sources, Neumann outlines the argument as it has unfolded over the last two hundred years, showing how Russia is caught between the attraction of an economically, politically and socially more developed Europe, and the attraction of being able to play a European -style inperial role in less-developed Asia. Neumann argues that the process of delineating a European "other" from the Russian self is an active form of Russian identity formation. The Russian debate about Europe is also a debate about what Rusia is and should be.

The New Flagship University

Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy
Author: John Aubrey Douglass
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137500492
Category: Education
Page: 217
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The New Flagship University is an expansive vision for leading national universities and an alternative narrative to global rankings and World Class Universities. The Flagship model explores pathways for universities to re-shape their missions and operational features to expand their relevancy in the societies that gave them life and purpose.