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ERIC Number: EJ1097213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The "New" Scholarship: Implications for Engagement and Extension
Fear, Frank A.; Sandmann, Lorilee R.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v20 n1 p101-112 2016
The engagement movement in higher education is related to the groundbreaking work of the late Ernest Boyer. The magnitude of Boyer's contribution is considerable, reflected certainly in the words of the late Donald Schön--a prolific contributor in his own right--when he interpreted Boyer's proposals as "the new scholarship." Despite his admiration for Boyer, Schön was not enthusiastic about the prospects for change in higher education. He believed that the academy's prevailing institutional paradigm, what Schön called "technical rationality," stood in conflict with the new scholarship. In this paper we summarize and interpret Schön's argument. We then discuss the implications of the new scholarship for the engagement movement. We close by considering implications of the new scholarship for cooperative extension, a higher education organization that actively affirms scholarship and engagement. [This article was originally published in: "Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement" v7 n1-2 p29-39 2001-2002. For a commentary on this article, "It's Time for a Second-Wave Movement," see EJ1097214.]
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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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