ERIC Number: EJ1106802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Freedom in International Higher Education: Right or Responsibility?
Ethics and Education, v11 n2 p175-185 2016
This paper explores the conceptual history of academic freedom and its emergence as a substantive right that pertains to either the academic or the university. It is suggested that historical reconceptualisations necessitated by contingent circumstance may have led to academic freedom being seen as a form of protection for those working within universities whose national legislation recognises the right to teach and research without external interference, rather than as a responsibility to the wider society or to peers in other parts of the world, who do not enjoy the privilege of that right. I explore the value of academic freedom as both right and responsibility, particularly taking into consideration the ethical implications for both at the international level in higher education.
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Higher Education, International Education, Ethics, Educational History, Tenure, Teacher Associations, Risk, Civil Rights, Teacher Rights, School Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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