The Marketplace of Ideas

The Marketplace of Ideas

Reform and Reaction in the American University

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010 | Unabridged
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Has American higher education become a dinosaur? Why do professors all tend to think alike? What makes it so hard for colleges to decide which subjects should be required? Why do teachers and scholars find it so difficult to transcend the limits of their disciplines? Why, in short, are problems that should be easy for universities to solve so intractable? The answer, Louis Menand argues, is that the institutional structure and the educational philosophy of higher education have remained the same for one hundred years, while faculties and student bodies have radically changed and technology has drastically transformed the way people produce and disseminate knowledge. Sparking a long-overdue debate about the future of American education, The Marketplace of Ideas examines what professors and students-and all the rest of us-might be better off without while assessing what is worth saving in our traditional university institutions.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (240 min.)) : digital
ISBN: 9781400194193
1400194199

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