The Calling Of Education

Author: Edward Shils
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226753409
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Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meaning of academic freedom, the connection between universities and the state, and the criteria for appointing individuals to academic positions. Edward Shils understood the university as a great symphonic conductor comprehends the value of each instrument and section, both separately and in cooperation. The Calling of Education offers Shils's insightful perspective on problems that are no less pressing than when he first confronted them. Edward Shils (1910-1995) was distinguished service professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the department of sociology at the University of Chicago. Among his many books published by the University of Chicago Press are Portraits: A Gallery of Intellectuals and the three-volume Selected Papers of Edward Shils.

Ethics For Living And Working

Author: Simon Robinson
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848760027
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In this work, Botin begins by reflecting on the development of electronic records in the Danish healthcare system. Richard Cooper takes the theme of electronic health records into the field of pharmacy. On the face of it both of these would seem to provide a way of improving service. However, the more we use technology the more it is important to examine underlying values and ethical issues, and this leads to an increased focus on developing and maintaining the autonomy and responsibility of the patient or customer. Rolv Blaker, Eileen Nafstad and Norman Andressen then take the focus to psychology. Blaker directly addresses the ideology that may be predominant in a society and thus may be reflected in any professional practice whereas Norman Anderssen and Ingrid Dundas take this further in analyzing underlying ideologies in teaching research methodology in psychology.Hilde Eileen Nafstad in the following chapter takes this theme to a more profound level by focusing on the ideology-based assumptions in research on human suffering, concretized by studies of Post Traumatic Stress Syndromes in relation to war experiences. Simon Robinson invites us to look at the moral context of employability and Elizabeth Ozorak looks at the world-views and values underlying the student experience of 'service' or volunteer learning. Bruce Macfarlane takes the debate further in chapter eight by focusing on the academic profession and the idea of academic citizenship. Derek Sellman takes this theme and applies it to the profession of nursing while Joan Whitman Hoff in her chapter takes us into what still for many people is uncharted ethical territory, the world of IT as it used in teaching. Suzy Jagger's chapter focuses on the teaching of computer ethics. Like Sellman she wants to focus on the moral development of the students and looks to how this might be charted.Development, ethical development or any other, involves change and John Strain considers whether we ought to take history more seriously in the ethical education. In an age which is persistently confronted with innovation, it is understandable that ethics is regarded as something that people will find compelling on account of its innovative character. This book then argues that Applied and Professional Ethics is not to be confined to any predetermined shape. Along with the dilemmas and the theories there are those underlying values and world views that are of equal importance in creating ethos and community, and in enabling creative response. Such values are there at the heart of virtue ethics. Because of the plurality of the educational and professional community, values and perspectives and assessments of values differ and thus dialogue is at the heart such ethics.This book suggests that the teaching of Applied and Professional Ethics has to engage at all these levels, and thereby both take seriously all aspects of ethics, for living and working. All of these chapters began their life as either keynote lectures or papers at the Second International Conference on Teaching Applied and Professional Ethics in Higher Education, the 'Real World - Real People Conference: Ethics in a Virtual World' , London, 30th August to September 1st, 2005.

Multiversities Ideas And Democracy

Author: George Fallis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442612673
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Multiversities are sprawling conglomerates that provide liberal undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. As well-springs of innovation and ideas, these universities represent the core of society's research enterprise. Multiversities, Ideas, and Democracy forcibly argues that, in the contemporary world, multiversities need to be conceptualized in a new way, that is, not just as places of teaching and research, but also as fundamental institutions of democracy. Building upon the history of universities, George Fallis discusses how the multiversity is a distinctive product of the later twentieth century and has become an institution of centrality and power. He examines five characteristics of our age - the constrained welfare state, the information technology revolution, postmodern thought, commercialization, and globalization - and in each case explains how the dynamic of multiversity research alters societal circumstances, leading to the alteration of the institution itself and creating challenges to its own survival. The character of our age demands reappraisal of the multiversity, Fallis argues, in order to safeguard them from so-called 'mission drift.' Writing from a multi-national perspective, this study establishes how similar ideas are shaping multiversities across the Anglo-American world. Ultimately, Multiversities, Ideas, and Democracy seeks to uncover the ethos of the multiversity and to hold such institutions accountable for their contribution to democratic life. It will appeal to anyone interested in the role of education in society.

Saving Higher Education In The Age Of Money

Author: James Engell
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813923314
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"In their analysis of admission practices, institutional rankings, salaries, hiring practices, scholarships, student attitudes, tuition costs, research programs, library budgets, and class barriers, Engell and Dangerfield expose the major changes that the Age of Money has wrought in higher education while also offering a practical method of understanding and prioritizing the various elements involved in choosing the right school." "Written for a general audience as well as for professionals, Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money will appeal to teachers and administrators, parents of students and prospective students, students and faculty in schools of higher education, and anyone interested in intellectual life."--BOOK JACKET.

In Defense Of American Higher Education

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801866555
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"A confident overview of the current condition of today's universities. Researchers, policymakers, and graduate students will appreciate the opportunity to react to some of the best minds in the field of higher education as they examine the state of the American university and predict its future direction." -- Peabody Journal of Education

New Perspectives In Philosophy Of Education

Author: David Lewin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472513363
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New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education seeks to build a bridge between philosophical reflection and socio-political action by developing a range of critical discussions in the areas of ethics, politics and religion. This volume brings together established authorities and a new generation of scholars to ask whether philosophy of education can contribute to political and social discourse, or whether it is destined to remain the marginal gadfly of mainstream ideology. The philosophy of education stands in danger of becoming a neglected field at precisely the moment we need to be able to reflect upon the increasingly apparent costs of the technocratic attitude to education. While many of the educational policy discussions of recent years seem far-reaching and radical, critical debate surrounding these initiatives remain largely at a populist level. New Perspectives in Philosophy of Education provides contemporary responses to philosophical issues that bear upon educational studies, policies and practices, contributing to the debate on the role of philosophy of education in an increasingly fractured intellectual milieu.

Higher Education S Purpose

Author: John Budd
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761843689
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"Is higher education in crisis? There are certainly some serious problems facing colleges and universities today. This book examines the internal and external problems facing higher education and offers some specific recommendations addressing such issues as tenure, curriculum, administration, and funding - that are necessary for the fullest realization of purpose. There has always been a pressing need for intellectual integrity. Faculty and administrators must be honest and truthful and must embrace a unifying purpose that applies to all of higher education. Teaching, learning, and inquiry should come first on every campus. Moreover, these actions should be accomplished through a search for knowledge and truth in just institutions."--BOOK JACKET.

International Perspectives On Teaching Excellence In Higher Education

Author: Alan Skelton
ISBN: 9780415403627
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P There has been an explosion of interest in teaching excellence in higher education. Once labelled the 'poor relation' of the research/teaching divide, teaching is now firmly on the policy agenda; pressure on institutions to improve the quality of teaching has never been greater and significant funding seeks to promote teaching excellence in higher education institutions. /P P This book constitutes the first serious scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved. International perspectives from educational researchers, award winning teachers, practitioners and educational developers consider key topics, including: /P UL LI policy initiatives /LI LI research-led teaching /LI LI teaching excellence and scholarship /LI LI the significance of academic disciplines /LI LI research into teaching excellence /LI LI rewarding through promotion /LI LI inclusive learning and ICT. /LI /UL P EM Teaching Excellence in Higher Education /EM provides a guide for all those supporting, promoting and trying toachieve teaching excellence in higher education and sets the scene for teaching excellence as a field for serious investigation and critical enquiry. BR /P

Challenging Knowledge

Author: Gerard Delanty
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335205790
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The famous philosophical conceptions of the Open University from the Enlightenment to postmodern thought are discussed in this book along with the major writings in modern social theory on the university, such as those of Weber, Parsons, Habermas, Gadamer, Lyotard and Bourdieu. In this far reaching contribution to the sociology of knowledge, Delanty views the university as a key institution of modernity and as the site where knowledge, culture and society interconnect. He assesses the question of the crisis of the university with respect to issues such as globalization, the information age, the nation state, academic capitalism, cultural politics and changing relationships between research and teaching. Arguing against the notion of the demise of the university, his argument is that in the knowledge society of today a new identity for the university is emerging based on communication and new conceptions of citizenship. It should appeal to those interested in changing relationships between modernity, knowledge, higher education and the future of the university.