ERIC Number: EJ842042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Academic Freedom in Europe: Reviewing UNESCO's "Recommendation"
British Journal of Educational Studies, v57 n2 p191-215 Jun 2009
This paper examines the compliance of universities in the European Union with the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel, which deals primarily with protection for academic freedom. The paper briefly surveys the European genesis of the modern research university and academic freedom, before evaluating compliance with the UNESCO recommendation on institutional autonomy, academic freedom, university governance and tenure. Following from this, the paper examines the reasons for the generally low level of compliance with the UNESCO Recommendation within the EU states, and considers how such compliance could be improved.
Descriptors: Research Universities, Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, Governance, International Organizations, College Faculty, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Principles, Tenure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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