Stillborn Education: A Critique of the American Research University

Stillborn Education: A Critique of the American Research University

by Paul Von Blum
     
 

A sharp and comprehensive critique of the educational failures of the American research university. Analyzes the major values, operations, and constituencies of large research institutions and shows how they combine to produce mediocre instruction for millions of undergraduate students. Reveals how highly specialized knowledge and narrowly defined departments shape

Overview

A sharp and comprehensive critique of the educational failures of the American research university. Analyzes the major values, operations, and constituencies of large research institutions and shows how they combine to produce mediocre instruction for millions of undergraduate students. Reveals how highly specialized knowledge and narrowly defined departments shape university curricula and defeat the historic liberal arts tradition.

Editorial Reviews

Alfred McClung Lee
Von Blum describes clearly and analyzes insightfully the educational problems that are frustrating dedicated college teachers more and more...I hope that Von Blum's book is taken very seriously both by professors and administrators in our universities and by leaders of governmental and private funding agencies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819155108
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
08/08/1986
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Von Blum is Lecturer of Sociology at the University of California at San Diego.

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