ERIC Number: EJ937381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
The Golden Age of Academe: Myth or Memory?
British Journal of Educational Studies, v58 n1 p105-116 2010
Was there ever a golden age of academe: a time when academics were able to pursue their own interests, had relatively light and undemanding teaching responsibilities, and enjoyed widespread respect from both the general public and policy makers? This article explores that question, primarily in the context of the United Kingdom, but with some reference to other systems as well. It attempts to separate the mythical elements of the golden age from the reported memories and analyses of both those who were there at the time and subsequent authors.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Research, Educational Attitudes, College Faculty, Teaching Conditions, Job Satisfaction, Academic Freedom, Professional Autonomy, Intellectual Freedom, Collegiality, Communities of Practice, Reputation, Recognition (Achievement), Status, Mythology, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom