Beyond the ivory tower : social responsibilities of the modern university

TitleBeyond the ivory tower : social responsibilities of the modern university
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsBok, DC
Pagination318 p.
PublisherHarvard University Press
Place PublishedCambridge, Mass.
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9780674068995
Accession Number194862
KeywordsAcademic , Aims , and , education , Education, , Enseignement , freedom , Higher , objectives , States.; , sup , United
AbstractThe author discusses the moral foundation and role of universities in society, as well as the importance of academic freedom and the strings attached to this right.
Notes81020278(OCoLC)ocm08110361(EIUdb)16985Derek Bok.25 cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Academic freedom -- Institutional autonomy and the demands of the state -- The purposes of the university and its responsibilities to society -- Access to the university and the problem of racial inequality -- The moral development of students -- Academic science and the quest for technological innovation -- The social responsibilities of research -- Technical assistance abroad -- The university and the local community -- Taking political positions -- Accepting gifts -- Boycotts and other efforts to avoid outside relationships -- Conclusion.
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