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Towards the Virtuous University
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Jon Nixon
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

A 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
Imagining the University
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Ronald Barnett
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Routledge

Around the world, what it is to be a university is a matter of much debate. The range of ideas of the university in public circulation is, however, exceedingly narrow and is dominated by the idea of the entrepreneurial university. As a consequence, the debate is hopelessly impoverished. Lurking in
Authenticity in and through Teaching in Higher Education
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Carolin Kreber
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-11 - Publisher: Routledge

What does it mean to be authentic? Why should it matter whether or not we become more authentic? How might authenticity inform and enhance the social practice of the scholarship of university teaching and, by implication, the learning and development of students? Authenticity in and through Teaching introduces three distinct
The Toxic University
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: John Smyth
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-23 - Publisher: Springer

This book considers the detrimental changes that have occurred to the institution of the university, as a result of the withdrawal of state funding and the imposition of neoliberal market reforms on higher education. It argues that universities have lost their way, and are currently drowning in an impenetrable mush
Understanding the University
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Ronald Barnett
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly systematic and exhaustive level