Stillborn Education: A Critique of the American Research University

Stillborn Education: A Critique of the American Research University

by Paul Von Blum

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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 university curricula and defeat the historic liberal arts tradition.

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)

About the Author

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

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