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Reflections on the Liberal University: Truth, citizenship and the role of the academic

Hammersley, Martyn (1992). Reflections on the Liberal University: Truth, citizenship and the role of the academic. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2(2) pp. 165–183.

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Abstract

The starting point for this paper is the fact that the organisation and practice of higher education, and our ideas about it, are informed by conflicting ideals. I explore some of this conflict by looking in detail at what I call the liberal model of the university, and at two competitors to it that have gained increasing influence in recent years: the economic and ideological models. I examine the main criticisms of the liberal university, and what I believe to be its strengths in comparison with these other two models.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 1992 Routledge
ISSN: 1747-5066
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20383
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 15:22
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20383
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