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ERIC Number: EJ855827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 112
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Academic Freedom: In Justification of a Universal Ideal
Karran, Terence
Studies in Higher Education, v34 n3 p263-283 May 2009
This article examines the justification for, and benefits of, academic freedom to academics, students, universities and the world at large. It surveys the development of the concept of academic freedom within Europe, more especially the impact of the reforms at the University of Berlin instigated by Wilhelm von Humboldt. Following from this, the article examines the reasons why the various facets of academic freedom are important and why the principle should continue to be supported.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)