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

The Author
1 Who Are We?: Finding Our Identity in Values 1
Pt. 1 Values We Prize 9
2 Service: The Value of Altruism 11
3 Truth: Not an End in Itself 26
4 Freedom: Choice with Responsibility 40
5 Equality: Ensuring a Fair Start for All 55
6 Individuation: Human Dignity Growing 71
7 Justice: Balancing Freedom with Duty 86
8 Community: Mutual Empowerment 101
9 How the Values Promote Scholarship and Democracy 120
Pt. 2 Challenges to Our Values 125
10 Capitalism: The Challenges of the Material 127
11 Spirituality: The Challenges of Ultimate Meaning 140
12 Aesthetics: The Challenges of Linking Emotion with Intellect 152
13 Relating the Values to Changing Times 166
Pt. 3 Advancing the Values We Prize 173
14 Building an Identity Based on Values 175
15 Using Values with Integrity 186
References 201
Name Index 215
Subject Index 221
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