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ERIC Number: EJ1070370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4908
In Defense of Academic Freedom and Faculty Governance: John Dewey, the 100th Anniversary of the AAUP, and the Threat of Corporatization
Eastman, Nicholas J.; Boyles, Deron
Education and Culture, v31 n1 Article 3 p17-43 Spr 2015
This essay situates John Dewey in the context of the founding of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) in 1915. We argue that the 1915 Declaration of Principles, together with World War I, provides contemporary academics important historical justification for rethinking academic freedom and faculty governance in light of neoliberalism and what we argue is an increased corporatization of higher education in the United States. By revisiting the founding of the AAUP and John Dewey's role in the various debates surrounding the establishment of the organization--including his broader role as a public intellectual confronted by war, questions of duty and freedom, and the shifting boundaries of the professoriate--we argue that professors today should demonstrate academic freedom and reclaim faculty governance for the public good over private interests.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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