ERIC Number: ED179147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
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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)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Curriculum, College Role, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences
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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Identifiers: Canada; Europe (West); United States