ERIC Number: EJ1152196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Why There Are No Conservative Professors and Why Do Conservatives Care: Implications for Christian Scholarship
Brow, Mark V.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v26 n2 p211-222 2017
The dearth of conservative professors in many disciplinary fields in higher education has been the concern, oddly enough, of liberal scholars. Perhaps one of the most prolific apologists of the liberal professorate has been professor of sociology Neil Gross at the University of British Columbia. Gross attributes the abundance of liberal professors in certain fields to political typing, a process of self-selection based on preconceived and self-perpetuating biases regarding the epistemological assumptions of disciplinary domains. This study offers a more pedestrian account of the liberal bias on the university campus and proposes implications for Christian scholarship.
Descriptors: Scholarship, College Faculty, Christianity, Foreign Countries, Political Attitudes, Religion, Religious Organizations, Liberal Arts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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