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ERIC Number: EJ753185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 39
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
The Mission of the University: Medieval to Postmodern Transformations
Scott, John C.
Journal of Higher Education, v77 n1 p1-39 Jan-Feb 2006
Mission transformation, multiplicity, and complexity are analyzed. The medieval university emphasizes "teaching." Thereafter, the early modern university adopts "nationalization" (service to the nation-state). The formative U.S. college advances "democratization." Simultaneously, the German university promotes research. The modern American university elevates "public service." Today's rapid globalization suggests a new mission: "internationalization." (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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