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Engaging the Six Cultures of the Academy: Revised and Expanded Edition of The Six Cultures of the Academy / Edition 1

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Overview

In The Four Cultures of the Academy, William H. Bergquist identified four different, yet interrelated, cultures found in North American higher education: collegial, managerial, developmental, and advocacy. In this new and expanded edition of that classic work, Bergquist and coauthor Kenneth Pawlak propose that there are additional external influences in our global culture that are pressing upon the academic institution, forcing it to alter the way it goes about its business. Two new cultures are now emerging in the academic institution as a result of these global, external forces: the virtual culture, prompted by the technological and social forces that have emerged over the past twenty years, and the tangible culture, which values its roots, community, and physical location and has only recently been evident as a separate culture partly in response to emergence of the virtual culture. These two cultures interact with the previous four, creating new dynamics.

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The approaches suggested are appreciative inquiry and the ironic perspective, applying paradox and polarity to theory. (The Journal of Continuing Higher Ed, 06/08)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787995195
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/19/2007
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 650,538
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

William H. Bergquist is an international consultant and professor in the fields of organizational psychology and management and president of the Professional School of Psychology, California. He is the author of forty-three books, including The Four Cultures of the Academy.

Kenneth Pawlak is chair of the Creative Arts, Social Service, and Education Division at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has held a variety of positions across the academy, from managing capital and budgets to faculty and student development.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors.

Introduction.

1. The Collegial Culture.

2. The Managerial Culture.

3. The Developmental Culture.

4. The Advocacy Culture.

5. The Virtual Culture.

6. The Tangible Culture.

7. Bridging the Gap.

Appendix I: Academic Cultures Inventory.

Appendix II: Marking Key for the Academic Cultures Inventory.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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