The Idea of the University: A Reexamination

The Idea of the University: A Reexamination

by Jaroslav Pelikan, Jaroslav J. Pelikan
     
 

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The crisis in university education has been the suject of vigorous debate in recent years. In this eloquent and deeply personal book, a distinguished scholar reflects on the character and aims of the university, assessing its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in society.  See more details below

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The crisis in university education has been the suject of vigorous debate in recent years. In this eloquent and deeply personal book, a distinguished scholar reflects on the character and aims of the university, assessing its guiding principles, its practical functions, and its role in society.

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Historian Pelikan (Yale U.) reexamines the university of today in light of John Henry Cardinal Newman's 150-year-old classic The idea of a university, showing how Cardinal Newman's ideas both illuminate and differ from current problems facing higher education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780300058345
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)

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