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ERIC Number: ED163871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 92
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On the Idea of a University.
Cameron, J. M.
Starting from Newman's concept of the university as a place of liberal education, this book examines how today's university functions, what its aims should be and what its strengths and deficiencies are, and presents some proposals for reform. It is argued that liberal education remains the core of university studies, although it is advocated that natural science and the technologies, as well as traditional arts subjects, be studied liberally in the university. "Parasensical discourse" is singled out as a symptom of the crisis in the university today. Most of the discussion on reform and change is directed toward undergraduate education. The volume is composed of four lectures that were presented in Toronto, Canada, and reference is made to Canadian education. (SW)
University of Toronto Press, 33 East Tupper Street, Buffalo, N. Y. 14203 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Canada