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ERIC Number: EJ874379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
The Universities and the Challenge of Realism
Evans, Mary
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v9 n1 p13-21 2010
Universities are often enjoined to "get" with the "real world". In this article, Mary Evans gives an account of interpretations of literary realism in order to consider the "coercive realism" of the contemporary university. The prevailing assumptions that universities must contribute to the "real" world are damaging the complexity of the process of learning and the idea of "knowledge" that underpins it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)