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Killing the spirit :higher education in America

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Book News Annotation:

In contrast to the neo-conservative critique of academic leftists (see LA227), Smith, author of the eight-volume A People's history of the United States, goes for the right target--the institution, not the individual. The problems: academic fundamentalism; the flight from teaching due to tenure requirements; the worthlessness of most research and the mediocrity of most monographs; the narrowing of the disciplines; the dominance of the "scientific" approach--dispassionate, distant, objective. No bibliography. (RC)
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Mapping the desert — Beginning — New republic — Emergence of the university — State universities — Growing pains — Education of women — War between science and religion — Ph. D and tenure — Higher education in the twentieth century — General education/western civilization — Revolt of the youth — Publish or perish — Teaching — Social nonsciences — Inhuman humanities — Women's studies — Reviving the spirit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670828173
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Author:
Smith, Page
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
Education, Higher -- United States -- History.
Series Volume:
99-400, pt. 4
Publication Date:
19900314
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
20.00 x 20.00 x 20.00 in 1.33 lb

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