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Killing Thinking : Death of the University - Mary Evans

Killing Thinking

Death of the University

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Published: 1st October 2004
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Throughout the twentieth century, many critics of bureaucratisation have predicted the increasing loss of intellectual creativity through the growth of institutional forms of direction and control. This book argues that this is now occurring in universities - and occurring in ways which suggest that the ability (and space) to think freely will become more and more a matter of access to power and privilege. Mary Evans demonstrates how this is both profoundly anti-democratic and anti-intellectual and provides suggestions for reversing this destructive trend.

" ...provocative volume that focuses largely on British universities, Mary Evans writes an eloquent essay in defense of the core values of the academy...There is no hiding the fact that this is a polemic, albeit an interesting one. The volume provides a service to the profession by generating debate and discussion about a problem of increasing concern."--Sanford Lakoff

1. Introduction..2. Higher education for the masses..3. The bureaucratisation of teaching..4. 'Audit culture' gone mad..5. Class divisions..6. League table tedium..7. The death of the intellectual

ISBN: 9780826473127
ISBN-10: 0826473121
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 13.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1