No Neutral Ground: Standing By the Values We Prize in Higher Education / Edition 1

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Today's climate of public cynicism toward education is being fueled by the contentious social and economic battles plaguing our nation's campuses. To withstand these assaults, it is imperative that those in higher education rediscover and manifest the values which fundamentally exemplify the objectives of higher education. No Neutral Ground is a provocative book that explores seven timeless values of higher education—service, truth, freedom, individuation, justice, and community—and shows how higher education administrators, faculty, and trustees can incorporate these values into their own practice and transmit them to students and the community at large.

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Meet the Author

ROBERT B. YOUNG is professor of education and coordinator of educational leadership at Ohio University.

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Table of Contents

1. Who Are We? Finding Our Identity in Values
Part One: Values We Prize
2. Service: The Value of Altruism
3. Truth: Not an End in Itself
4. Freedom: Choice with Responsibility
5. Equality: Ensuring a Fair Start for All
6. Individuation: Human Dignity Growing
7. Justice: Balancing Freedom with Duty
8. Community: Mutual Empowerment
9. How the Values Promote Scholarship and Democracy
Part Two: Challenges to Our Values
10. Capitalism: The Challenges of the Material
11. Spirituality: The Challenges of Ultimate Meaning
12. Aesthetics: The Challenges Linking of Emotion with Intellect
13. Relating the Values to Changing Times
Part Three: Advancing the Values We Prize
14. Building an Identity Based on Values
15. Using Values with Integrity

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