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Killing the Spirit by Page Smith

Killing the Spirit

by Page Smith

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Unabridged Edition
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11 Hrs. 30 Min.
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The core of this book is a fascinating narrative history of higher education in America, from its origins in Europe through its numerous stages of development, by the distinguished historian who gave us A People’s History of the United States. Page Smith focuses on education’s key issues, including tenure, the publish-or-perish pressure, the Ph.D. as “union card,” academic funda-mentalism, the abandonment of teaching and direct interaction with students in favor of research, and the powerful bonds that tie universities to government and industry through research funding. He shows the harmful effects of science consciousness, which has exerted hegemony over the entire academic world. Smith insists upon the necessity of reviving, in secular form, the language in which the big questions can once more be addressed in the academic world.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: K006003
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