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ERIC Number: EJ792409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Universities in Europe: North American Perspectives on European Historiography
Mattingly, Paul; Jarausch, Konrad; Craig, John; Kett, Joseph; Turner, James
History of Education, v37 n3 p469-490 May 2008
This 2005 conference dialog does not attempt to review the formidable "A History of the University in Europe, 1800-1945," edited by Walter Reggi. But it does use this magnificent piece of scholarship to open a discussion of the scholarship on the university, worldwide. The precipitating event was a book session at the Social Science History Convention in Portland, Oregon (2005). The participants are scholars of the higher education discourse and sought to reflect upon the conceptual patterns that have produced our higher education canon. They have found both foundational bedrock and time-bound, limited assumptions about the "university" in this volume's 16 major essays. The central issue of this critique addresses the methodological problem of how another discourse, say, American higher education, might conceive a different version of the history of the university. In the course of the discussion the participants try to lay out the conceptual guidelines for a new history of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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