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Transformation of the University
Hopeful Futures for Higher Education

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ISBN 9780367610265
April 15, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Transformation of the University imagines preferable futures for the University, building hope for the institution’s necessary transformation. It transcends old criticism and presents fresh ideas on how the institution might be conceived, organized, and put into practice while safeguarding that which makes it a university – the pursuit of knowledge.

This book is divided into three main parts: Part One – ‘Knowledge’ assumes the role of the University in generating knowledge for the benefit of society; Part Two – ‘Cultural Growth’ expands on how the University might contribute to and benefit from the cultural growth of society, with both explicit and implicit connections to social justice; and Part Three – ‘Institutions’ focuses on imaginative processes for enacting a University as an institution that meets the unforeseen challenges facing society.

With contributions from scholars across the world, Transformation of the University is an essential read for all academics, practitioners, and broad social thinkers who are concerned with the future of the University and its contributions to society.

Table of Contents

Søren Bengtsen & Ryan Evely Gildersleeve

Part 1: Knowledge

1. The university as "honest broker"
Sharon Rider

2. Trust, critical hope, and the contemporary university’
James Arvanitakis & David J. Hornsby

3. Transcending a single reality: Transdisciplinarity, the emerging forces of spirituality and a pedagogy of self-cultivation’
Paul Gibbs

Part 2: Cultural Growth

4. Decolonial reparation as re-humanisation in higher education
Nuraan Davids

5. Unfixing the university: Higher education and the ontology of travel
Søren Bengtsen & Ryan Evely Gildersleeve

6. Towards decolonisation and transformation in universities: Foregrounding indigenous and transcultural knowledge systems and communities
Catherine Manathunga, Maria Raciti, & Jennifer Carter

Part 3: Institutions

7. University challenge: Realizing utopias in the twenty-first century
Ronald Barnett

8. Looking for hope abroad: The new global university beyond neoliberalism
Gerardo L. Blanco & Abdulghani Muthanna

9. Programme ‘Future-Se’: Brazilian Higher Education Meets Neoliberalism
Alexandre Guilherme & Fernanda Felix de Oliveira

10. What comes after ruin? Designing for the arrival of a preferable future
Rikke Toft Nørgård

Søren Bengtsen & Ryan Evely Gildersleeve

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Søren S. E. Bengtsen is Associate Professor at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the Co-Director of the research centre ‘Centre for Higher Education Futures’ and is also a founding member and Chair of the international academic association ‘Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society’.

Ryan Evely Gildersleeve is Professor of Higher Education and Associate Dean for the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, USA.