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ERIC Number: ED179147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 372
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Interdisciplinarity and Higher Education.
Kockelmans, Joseph J., Ed.
An 11-chapter anthology on the historical, epistemological, methodological, philosophical, and educational issues surrounding the topic of interdisciplinarity is presented. A general perspective on the continuing debate about interdisciplinarity is presented in the first four chapters, followed by six chapters on specific problems and prospects. Papers and authors are: "Introduction--Disciplinarity or Interdisciplinarity?" Carl R. Hausman; "Science and Discipline--Some Historical and Critical Reflections," Joseph J. Kockelmans; "Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity--A Historical Perspective," Wolfram W. Swoboda; "The Curriculum, the Disciplines, and Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education--Historical Perspective," Hans Flexner; "Why Interdisciplinarity?" Joseph J. Kockelmans;"Interdisciplinary Science on Campus--The Elusive Dream," Rustum Roy; "Crossdisciplinary Coordination in the Social Sciences," Muzafer Sherif; "Interdisciplinary Education and Humanistic Aspiration--A Critical Reflection," Vincent C. Kavaloski; "Interdisciplinarity--Reflections on Methodology," Jonathan Broido; "Personal and Institutional Problems Encountered in Being Interdisciplinary," Robert L. Scott; and "Interdisciplinary Programs in the United States--Some Paradigms," Hans Flexner and Gerard Hauser. A listing of approximately 35 interdisciplinary programs in Canada and Western Europe is appended and a 92-item bibliography is included. (PHR)
The Pennsylvania State University Press, 215 Wagner Building, University Park, PA 16802 ($16.50)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Canada; Europe (West); United States