Towards the Virtuous University
The Moral Bases of Academic Practice
By (author) Jon Nixon
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Towards the Virtuous University by Jon Nixon
Book DescriptionA good university is invariably assumed to be one which is managerially effective in terms of its economic efficiency, and is judged in terms of entrepreneurialism, self-promotion and competitive innovation. This book argues that in the majority of institutions, these goals are being pursued to the exclusion of academic excellence and public service. It proposes that there is a marked lack of intellectual leadership at senior management level within HE institutions and that academic workers must assume responsibility for the moral purposefulness of their institutions. This will not be a retreat into the old values of an elitist 'ivory tower', but a rejection of the current deeply stratified university system which prematurely selects students for differentiated institutional streams.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415335331
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Draws together pedagogy with practice and explores the pedagogical implications of the work of leading public educators.
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