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ERIC Number: EJ1036691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Disciplines, Skills and the University
Muller, Johan; Young, Michael
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v67 n2 p127-140 Feb 2014
Several authors have suggested that the contract between the university and society formulated in the nineteenth century is breaking down, and a new relation between knowledge and society is being installed. This paper investigates what is at stake in this shift by re-visiting the roots of disciplinary knowledge, examining Durkheim's social theory of knowledge to display the evolution of basic and professional disciplines in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Two contemporary challenges to disciplinary knowledge are then examined and evaluated. The paper concludes that it is time to transcend the standoff between disciplinary knowledge and practice-based accounts of knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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