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

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

by Robert B. Young, Richard B. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787908002

ISBN-13: 9780787908003

Pub. Date: 02/05/1997

Publisher: Wiley

If the academy is to continue to play a critical role in determining the beliefs and behavior of American society, it is vital that those within higher education remain clear and consistent about their core values. In this book, author Robert B. Young identifies seven essential values (service, truth, freedom, equality, individuation, justice, and community) and

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If the academy is to continue to play a critical role in determining the beliefs and behavior of American society, it is vital that those within higher education remain clear and consistent about their core values. In this book, author Robert B. Young identifies seven essential values (service, truth, freedom, equality, individuation, justice, and community) and explains 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. Inspirational and insightful, No Neutral Ground offers practical suggestions designed to help administrators, trustees, and faculty hold on to core values in the face of steady pressures to compromise and change. Young explores the tensions that arise when institutional values come into conflict with broader social interests, such as free enterprise and religion. And he examines each of the seven core values in depth, showing, for example, how the value of freedom relates to faculty functions, administrative duties, institutional autonomy, and student rights.Both a thoughtful and a thought-provoking book, No Neutral Ground will help administrators, trustees, and faculty chart a steady course through the turbulent climate on today's college campuses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908003
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/1997
Series:
Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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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