Places of Inquiry: Research and Advanced Education in Modern Universities / Edition 1

Places of Inquiry: Research and Advanced Education in Modern Universities / Edition 1

by Burton R. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520087623

ISBN-13: 9780520087620

Pub. Date: 07/11/1995

Publisher: University of California Press


A distinguished work by one of America's leading scholars of higher education, Places of Inquiry explores one of the major issues in university education today: the relationship among research, teaching, and study. Based on cross-national research on the university systems of Germany, Britain, France, the United States, and Japan—which was first

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A distinguished work by one of America's leading scholars of higher education, Places of Inquiry explores one of the major issues in university education today: the relationship among research, teaching, and study. Based on cross-national research on the university systems of Germany, Britain, France, the United States, and Japan—which was first reported in the edited volume The Research Foundations of Graduate Education (California, 1993)—this book offers in-depth comparative analysis and draws provocative conclusions about the future of the research-teaching-study nexus.

With characteristic clarity and vision, Burton R. Clark identifies the main features and limitations of each national system: governmental and industrial dominance in Japan, for example, and England's collegiate form of university. He examines the forces drawing research, teaching, and study apart and those binding them together. Highlighting the fruitful integration of teaching and research in the American graduate school, Clark decries the widely held view that these are antithetical activities. Rather, he demonstrates that research provides a rich basis for instruction and learning. Universities, he maintains, are places of inquiry, and the future lies with institutions firmly grounded in this belief.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520087620
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/11/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Tablesxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Part 1Distinctive National Configurations of Advanced Education and Research Organization
1.The Federal Republic of Germany Vicissitudes of the Humboldtian Project19
Institutional Definition of the Humboldtian Attitude21
Twentieth-Century Travail37
The Institute University50
2.Great Britain: Small Worlds, Collegiate Worlds56
The Exclusive Base57
Nationalization of Tradition61
Research Training in the British Context78
The Collegiate University84
3.France: Subordination of the University89
Evolution of a National Service91
The Modern Complex of Universities and Research Centers101
The Academy University112
4.The United States: Competitive Graduate Schools116
Emergence of the Vertical University118
Private Patrons and Government Funding124
Institutional Embodiment of Research131
Institutional Differentiation of Graduate Education139
The Graduate Department University155
5.Japan: Displacement to Industry159
The Constraint of Graduate Education159
The Bureaucratic Funding Base167
Disciplinary Differences171
The Applied University179
Part 2The Research-Teaching-Study Nexus
6.Forces of Fragmentation189
Research Drift193
Teaching Drift197
Governmental and Industrial Interests202
Negation of the Nexus209
7.Conditions of Integration211
Enabling Conditions in the National System212
Formative Conditions in the University224
Enacting Conditions in the Basic Unit232
Affirmation of the Nexus237
8.Places of Inquiry240
Centrality of Inquiry in the University Complex241
The Inevitability of Complexity and Contradiction245
The Essential Compatibility of Research and Teaching249
Notes253
Bibliography267
Index281

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