The Resource Higher education at a crossroads, Paul R. Geisler

Higher education at a crossroads, Paul R. Geisler

Label
Higher education at a crossroads
Title
Higher education at a crossroads
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Geisler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The central argument of this book posits that today's American university is dysfunctional or, perhaps, "Dysacademic." This affective disorder is traced to the increasingly corporate and performative utilities of many contemporary institutions of higher education. Today's commodified and closed university doesn't transform the self as it once did, when the pedagogy of Bildung emphasized the development of character and culture by teaching "the rules of thought." Rather, the dysfunctional American university controls, constricts, and normalizes its subjects according to hyper-structured, accreditation-happy, economically driven disciplinary specialization, and a priori established standards and outcomes that work to define and transform the effective utility of higher education. After deconstructing the discourse of Dysacademia, the author outlines his vision for a third curriculum, one wrought with complexity, self-organization, and critical, open spaces."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
QU
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2361.5
LC item number
.G45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Higher ed
Series volume
v. 16
Label
Higher education at a crossroads, Paul R. Geisler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-244) and index
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Contents
Introduction : having arrived at a crossroads -- 1. The lived curriculum & dysacademia -- 2. (De)constructing dysacademia -- 3. Disciplinary practices & neoliberalism mesh -- 4. Surveillance, control & censorship in the ivy towers -- 5. Undisciplining the disciplined -- 6. Complicating curriculum & disabling standard outcomes -- 7. Inventing multiple 3rd persons & 3rd spaces
Control code
000026915970
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 254 p.
Isbn
9780820479149
Lccn
2005010675
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.b24029531
System control number
  • (OCoLC)59148550
  • ebscoebk0820479144

Library Locations

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