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ERIC Number: ED478024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 231
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-335-20893-2
Beyond All Reason: Living with Ideology in the University.
Barnett, Ronald
This book explores whether it is possible to rehabilitate the idea of the liberal university in the modern age. It makes the case that it may be possible to sustain the idea of the university in the 21st century. The chapters of part 1, "The End of the Matter," are: (1) "The Ends of Reason"; (2) "A Complex World"; (3) "The States of Higher Education"; and (4) "The End of Ideology?" Part 2, "Pernicious Ideologies," contains: (5) "'The Entrepreneurial University'"; (6) "Anything You Can Do"; (7) "Never Mind the Quality"; and (8) "'The Academic Community.'" Part 3, "Virtuous Ideologies," contains: (9) "Communicating Values"; (10) "Engaging Universities"; (11) "United Research and Teaching"; and (12) "Reasonable Universities." Appendixes contain a glossary and "Twenty-seven Examples of Complexity in Universities." (Contains 312 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).
Note: Published by Open University Press.