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Education and the University : A Sketch for an 'English School' - F. R. Leavis

Education and the University

A Sketch for an 'English School'

Paperback Published: 8th October 1979
ISBN: 9780521295734
Number Of Pages: 172

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Education and the University was first published in 1943; this reissue follows the text of the 1948. The book deals with the problems facing universities in a world in which the demand for specialisation has increasingly overshadowed the ideal of a liberal education. Deeply disturbed by this state of affairs, Leavis puts forward a proposal for a University English School which would offer a programme of liberal studies designed to bring various disciplines into relation without promoting superficiality. This in turn leads him to consider the wider issue of the idea of a university in modern society as a 'focus of the finer life of cultural tradition'. 'Such prepotency,' he writes in the preface, 'as this country may hope for in the English-speaking world of the future must lie in the cultural realm, and ... in the performance of this function the universities have an essential part'.

The idea of a university
A sketch for an 'English School'
Literary studies
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521295734
ISBN-10: 0521295734
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 8th October 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 2