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ERIC Number: EJ930481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Dreaming and the University as a Way of Life
Byrnes, Dolores M.
Thought & Action, p121-126 Fall 2009
Those who are in higher education dream of a world of changed values where the inchoate, contested, but urgent constellation of things that they collectively believe in, work for, and seek on college campuses has spread well beyond any specific "quad" and has instead become something of a global norm. Imagine that higher education is no longer demarcated as some wholly separate, even foolish sphere of impractical fantasy that the more "realistic" part of society endures only so long as the outcomes are either profitable or relatively well behaved. In this article, the author examines how the values of the university will someday "permeate the very ways in which human life and society are conceptualized." (Contains 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A