The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 - Global Studies in Education 17 (Paperback)
  • The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 - Global Studies in Education 17 (Paperback)

The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 - Global Studies in Education 17 (Paperback)

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The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 is a unique compilation of selected works of the major thinkers who have contributed to the discourse on the idea of the university in the German, English, American and French traditions, dating from the establishment of the University of Berlin in 1810. Readings include excerpts from Kant and Humboldt in the German tradition of Bildung through to Jaspers, Habermas and Gadamer; Newman, Arnold, Leavis and others in the British tradition; Kerr, Bok and Noble, among others, in the American tradition; and Bourdieu, Lyotard and Derrida in the French tradition. Each reading is prefaced with a brief editor's explanatory note. The Idea of the University: A Reader, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive account of the university, and is matched by a second volume of original essays on contemporary perspectives.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433121906
Number of pages: 694
Weight: 990 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition

This two-volume work will provide a wonderful resource for all who have an interest in the idea of the university. Through their careful selection of both historical and contemporary texts, and their own insightful commentaries, Michael Peters and Ronald Barnett take readers on a fascinating, thought-provoking intellectual journey. From the canonical musings of Kant, Humboldt and Newman to recent scholarship on neoliberalism, globalization and digital developments in higher education, The Idea of the University offers much for teachers and students, managers and administrators, and politicians and policy-makers to reflect on as they play their parts in creating the university of the future. -Peter Roberts, Professor of Education, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Michael A. Peters and Ronald Barnett have done the academic community a great service by collecting, in two handsome and well-structured volumes, a number of the most important contributions in thinking about the university, as well as providing illuminating and instructive directives for understanding the current relevance of the essays. These books should be required reading for anyone who cares about higher education in the present and the future. -Sharon Rider, Professor of Philosophy, Uppsala University

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