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The Resource In the company of scholars : the struggle for the soul of higher education, Julius Getman

In the company of scholars : the struggle for the soul of higher education, Julius Getman

Label
In the company of scholars : the struggle for the soul of higher education
Title
In the company of scholars
Title remainder
the struggle for the soul of higher education
Statement of responsibility
Julius Getman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"I began this book to articulate my sense of disappointment and alienation from the status I had fought so hard to achieve." A remarkable admission from an alumnus of Harvard Law School who has held tenured professorships in the law schools of Yale and Stanford and has taught in the law schools of Harvard and Chicago. In this personal reflection on the status of higher education, Julius Getman probes the tensions between status and meaning, elitism and egalitarianism, that challenge the academy and academics today. He shows how higher education creates a shared intellectual community among people of varied classes and races - while simultaneously dividing people on the basis of education and status. In the course of his explorations, Getman touches on many of the most current issues in higher education today, including the conflict between teaching and research, challenges to academic freedom, the struggle over multiculturalism, and the impact of minority and feminist activism. Getman presents these issues through relevant, often humorous anecdotes, using his own and others' experiences in coping with the constantly changing academic landscape. Written from a liberal perspective, the book offers another side of the story told in such recent works as Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind and Roger Kimball's Tenured Radicals. It will be important reading for everyone concerned with the future of higher education, as well as for anyone considering an academic career
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Getman, Julius G
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.G48 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Universities and colleges
Label
In the company of scholars : the struggle for the soul of higher education, Julius Getman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Attraction of Academic Life -- 2. The Basic Academic Processes and the Search for Meaning: The Conflict between Elitist and Egalitarian Values -- 3. The Relationship of Faculty to Academic Institutions -- 4. The Struggle for Change -- 5. Special Features of Academic Life
Control code
26012577
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780292727557
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92020150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
In the company of scholars : the struggle for the soul of higher education, Julius Getman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Attraction of Academic Life -- 2. The Basic Academic Processes and the Search for Meaning: The Conflict between Elitist and Egalitarian Values -- 3. The Relationship of Faculty to Academic Institutions -- 4. The Struggle for Change -- 5. Special Features of Academic Life
Control code
26012577
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 294 pages
Isbn
9780292727557
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92020150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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