ERIC Number: ED471499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Beyond the Modern University: Toward a Constructive Postmodern University.
Ford, Marcus Peter
This call for fundamental changes in the university makes the case that the modern university actively participates in the breakdown of human communities and the destruction of the natural world. The book suggests the way a new kind of university can strengthen human communities and repair the natural world. The chapters are: (1) "A Social History of the University"; (2) "The Modern Research University and the Loss of Intellectual Coherence"; (3) "A Brief Overview of Western Thought and Its Implications for the Social and Natural World"; (4) "The Philosophy of Organism: An Alternative Worldview"; (5) "Some Aspects of a Postmodern University"; and (6) "Getting There." (SLD)
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Postmodernism, Research Universities, Social Change
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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