ERIC Number: ED177954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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The Hesburgh Papers: Higher Values in Higher Education.
Hesburgh, Theodore M.
In this book the president of Notre Dame University responds to the critics who see the teaching of religion and values as a hindrance to institutions of higher learning, suggesting that no university is truly a university unless it is universal and moves every scholar to look to the total universe. The significance of values in education is because wisdom is more than knowledge. It is claimed that the effects of a neglected moral purpose in higher education are surfacing in government, and that a liberal education must teach discrimination. The book is divided into five sections: (1) An Overview, which discusses the university president, and the past and present of American higher education; (2) The Contemporary Catholic and Christian University, including essays on the vision of the Catholic university in today's world, the challenges of Christian higher education, the Catholic university and freedom, the changing face of Catholic higher education, and new focuses for Catholic education in the 1970s; (3) Special Concerns in Higher Education in Modern America, dealing with science and technology in modern perspective, social science in an age of social revolution, the moral purpose of higher education, and the civil rights revolution; (4) The Years of Campus Crisis, covering the generation gap, lessons of the student revolution, and a case study of universities and government interacting in crisis; and (5) The Future: Church, Education, World, including discussions of the post-Vatican II church, education in the year 2000, and problems and opportunities of an interdependent planet. (LBH)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, College Role, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Ethics, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Moral Development, Religious Education, Religious Factors, Values
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