ERIC Number: EJ558719
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
The End of Certainty? The Academic Profession and the Challenge of Change (Guest Editorial Essay).
Comparative Education Review, v42 n1 p1-14 Feb 1998
Presents an overview of uncertainties and challenges facing academics in the late 1990s. Discusses postmodern attacks on conventional assumptions about knowledge, decline of academic disciplines, increasing demand for vocational relevance, new modes of virtual pedagogies, diversification of education and training, transition to mass higher education, decline in tenure rates, staff internationalization, and increasing managerialism and efficiency demands in universities. (SV)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Faculty, College Role, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Faculty College Relationship, Free Enterprise System, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Postmodernism, Retrenchment, Role of Education, Teaching Conditions, Universities
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue on "The Professoriate."