University of Chicago Press (2015)
AbstractThis book features a group of top-notch philosophers tackling some of the biggest questions in higher education: What role should the liberal arts have in a college education? Should colleges orient themselves to the educational demands of the business sector? What is the role of highly selective colleges in the public sphere? To what extent should they be subsidized directly, or indirectly, by the public? Should they simply teach students skills and academic knowledge, or should they play a role in shaping character, and if so to what end? Should highly selective colleges admissions practices give an edge to racial minorities, or legacies, or poor students? How much should the public purse subsidize disadvantaged students attending such institutions? These questions are fundamentally about moral and political valuesquestions of distributive justice and of what constitutes valuable education. Philosophers are trained to identify value considerations in great detailindeed, often with more precision than is ever needed for practical purposes!but most disagreements about policy and practice proceed with minimal attention to the values assumed on either side, and all sides can benefit from more clarity about exactly what moral values are at play. The philosophers here, then, address some of the fundamental questions underlying debates about higher educationand in ways that are interesting and accessible to others."
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
References found in this work
No references found.
Citations of this work
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Autonomy as Intellectual Virtue.Kyla Ebels-Duggan - 2015 - In Harry Brighouse & Michael MacPherson (eds.), The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice. Chicago, IL, USA:
Creating Knowledge, Strengthening Nations: The Changing Role of Higher Education.Glen Alan Jones, Patricia Louise McCarney & Michael L. Skolnik (eds.) - 2005 - University of Toronto Press.
Higher Ground: Ethics and Leadership in the Modern University.Nannerl O. Keohane - 2006 - Duke University Press.
Hangmun Ŭi Chokŏn: Hanʼguk Esŏ Hangmun I Kanŭng Hanʼga.Pŏm-mo Chŏng - 2006 - Nanam Chʻulpʻan.
Innovation and Entrepreneurialism in the University =.Jorge Luis Nicolas Audy & Marília Morosini (eds.) - 2006 - Edipucrs.
Learning to Flourish: A Philosophical Exploration of Liberal Education.Daniel R. DeNicola - 2012 - Continuum.
Disproportionate Sacrifices: Ricoeur's Theories of Justice and the Widening Participation Agenda for Higher Education in the UK.Michael Watts - 2006 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 40 (3):301–312.
Educational Justice, Epistemic Justice, and Leveling Down.Ben Kotzee - 2013 - Educational Theory 63 (4):331-350.
Liberal Education: Essays on the Philosophy of Higher Education.Virgil George Michel - 1981 - Office of Academic Affairs, Saint John's University.
African(a) Philosophy of Education: Reconstructions and Deconstructions.Yusef Waghid & Berte Van Wyk (eds.) - 2005 - Dept. Of Education Policy Studies, Stellenbosch University.
Humboldt's Model: The Future of the Universities in the World of Research: Conference Report.Bernd Henningsen, Jürgen Schlaeger & Heinz-Elmar Tenorth (eds.) - 2013 - Bwv Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag.
The Quest for Quality: Sixteen Forms of Heresy in Higher Education.Sinclair Goodlad - 1995 - Society for Research Into Higher Education & Open University Press.
Assessment for Excellence: The Philosophy and Practice of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.Alexander W. Astin - 1990 - Oryx Press.
Framing Social Justice in Education: What Does the 'Capabilities' Approach Offer?Melanie Walker - 2003 - British Journal of Educational Studies 51 (2):168 - 187.