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The Crisis of the University

1st Edition

By Peter Scott

Routledge

284 pages

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Originally published in 1984, The Crisis of the University looks at the way in which changes to intellectual life relate to the development of the different institutions that make up higher education. It examines the evolution of the liberal university that flourished in the 19th and early 20th centuries into the modern university that has grown up since 1945. It also looks at the more detailed experience of British higher education, with separate chapters on what the Robbins expansion meant for the universities and why it was thought necessary to construct an alternative in the shape of the polytechnics. Looking to the future, the book argues first that the present structure of British higher education needs reform and speculates on the future intellectual and social demands that may be made of higher education.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Goodbye to Robbins

2. The Liberal University

3. The Modern University

4. The University in Crisis?

5. The Robbins Achievement

6. The Polytechnic Alternative

7. A Post-Binary Future

8. Future Issues

9. The Repeat of Modern Society?

Index

About the Author

Sir Peter Markham Scott, CH, CBE, DSC & Bar, FRS, FZS (14 September 1909 – 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman. Scott was knighted in 1973 for his contribution to the conservation of wild animals.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General