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Author Páll Skúlason, author

Title A critique of universities : reflections on the status and direction of the modern university / Páll Skúlason
Published Reykjavik : University of Iceland Press, 2015
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Contents Preface; Introduction; European Universities: Their Traditions, Challengesand Missions; The Aims and Institutional Structure of the University; The Future of European Universities:Three Educational Aims; The Nature and Purpose of Academic Thought; The University and the Ethics of Knowledge; The Ethical Mission of the University; Index
Summary Whart sort of institution should the university aspire to be? What role should it be playing in the present? How should it be governed? Are universities taking proper care of the knowledge that they are responsible for? These questions, along with others, are pursued by Páll Skúlason in the present volume on the basis of many years of reflection and experience of university administration. His main thesis is that universities need to be more dedicated to critical thinking and to cultivate the moral dimension of scientific, and technical knowledge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Education and state.
Education, Higher.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789935230829 (electronic bk)
9935230821 (electronic bk)