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Scholars in the changing American academy new contexts, new rules and new roles /

As the nature of education generally, and higher education in particular, changes irrevocably, it is crucial to understand the informed opinions of those closest to the institutions of learning. This book, based on a survey of academics in 19 nations and conducted by leading global scholars, is a th...

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Main Author: Cummings, William K.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Finkelstein, Martin J., 1949-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2012.
Series:Changing academy ; 4.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:As the nature of education generally, and higher education in particular, changes irrevocably, it is crucial to understand the informed opinions of those closest to the institutions of learning. This book, based on a survey of academics in 19 nations and conducted by leading global scholars, is a thorough sounding of the attitudes of academics to their working environment. As the post-WWII liberal consensus crumbles, higher education is increasingly viewed as a private and personal investment in individual social mobility rather than as a public good and, ipso facto, a responsibility of public
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxvii, 274 p.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9400727305 (electronic bk.)
9789400727304 (electronic bk.)
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons