Academic Freedom Under Siege

Author: Zhidong Hao

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030491192

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 269

This book argues that academic freedom in higher education in East Asia, the U.S. and Australia is under stress. Academic freedom means freedom to teach, research, and serve in multiple political and social roles based on professional principles. It is closely linked to shared governance, in which academics participate in and influence decision making in core academic concerns such as choosing new faculty, faculty promotion, tenure decisions and the approval of new academic programs. In different countries and regions, the duress confronting academic freedom may come from different directions, and the ability of faculty to share power can vary greatly. In authoritarian mainland China, it is mostly political and ideological controls that greatly affect academic freedom, and shared governance is very much limited. In semi-democracies like Hong Kong and Macau and democracies like Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and Australia, corporatization and commercialization have had great impact on both academic freedom and shared governance. The result is that the roles professors play within academia are continually being diminished and the academic profession is struggling to maintain its ground. Similar developments are also occurring in Europe. These developments should cause great concern to educators, researchers and policymakers everywhere. The authors collected here present attempts to learn from current practice in order to move policy into directions that will help protect higher education as a common good. This book highlights the importance of academic freedom and provides insights into the ways it is being infringed both by commercialization and corporatization on the one hand and political repression on the other. It vividly illustrates detailed case studies and empirical data that make it a compelling read.- Professor Ruth Hayhoe, University of Toronto, Canada Academic freedom is as important today as at any time in the last century. The authors point out the challenges that academic freedom faces on a global scale. The import of the book is in its comparative perspective steeped in data and analysis. Thoughtful. Cogent. Compelling. - Professor William G. Tierney and Professor Wilbur-Kieffer, University of Southern California, United States
Academic Freedom

Author: Conrad Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136783067

Category: Philosophy

Page: 136

View: 636

The ideal of academic freedom is the cornerstone of higher education. Increasingly however, state control has encroached upon the universities' traditional freedoms. Conrad Russell, uniquely experienced and knowledgeable, confronts this controversial clash between university and state. By examining the rights and conflicting demands of the two, Russell redefines the powers of both. Have universities the right to run their own affairs? What duties do universities owe to the state? Have universities the right to public money? What are the limits of the state's power to control academic freedom? Academic Freedom addresses these questions and more in an informed historical and philosophical account of the nature of academic freedom.
Educating for Deliberative Democracy

Author: Thomas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118032459

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 487

What needs to be done to strengthen U.S. democracy, to make it work the way it should? Each generation of Americans asks some version of this question, but this book offers an answer that recognizes the heightened urgency and hopefulness in the way individuals are asking the question today. At the heart of the debate is a conviction that persistent public problems call for dialogue and deliberation that results in collective action by diverse groups of informed, skilled motivated, and prinicipled citizens--what many call "deliberative democracy". In this book, contributing authors and editor Nancy L. Thomas focus on the unique role that higher education can play--alongside private, civic and government sectors--in the collaborative process of strengthening democracy. This is the 152nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series "New Directions for Higher Education". Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds of campuses, "New Directions for Higher Education" provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution. Contents of this book include: (1) Teaching and Learning Civility (Peter Levine); (2) Putting Politics Where It Belongs: In the Classroom (Diana Hess and Lauren Gatti); (3) The Difficult Dialogues Initiative at Clark University: a Case Study (Sarah Buie and Walter Wright); (4) Intergroup Dialogue and Democratic Practice in Higher Education (Gretchen E. Lopez and Ximena Zuniga); (5) "To Establish an Effective Community Spirit": a Land Grant Extension and Deliberative Dialogue (Monica Herrera and Joyce Hoelting); (6) Facilitating Democracy: Centers and Institutes of Public Deliberation and Collaborative Problem Solving (Martin Carcasson); (7) Research for Democracy and Democracy for Research (Kiran Cunningham and Matt Leighninger); (8) Power, Privilege, and the Public: The Dynamics of Community-University Collaboration (Byron P. White); (9) Democratizing Academic Professionalism Inside and Out (Albert W. Dzur); (10) The Politics of Academic Freedom (Nancy L. Thomas); (11) Practicing What We Preach: Democratic Practices in Institutional Governance (Bruce L. Mallory); and (12) Higher Education's Democratic Imperative (Nancy L. Thomas and Matthew Hartley). Additional resources and an index are also included.
Under Siege

Author: Stephen Coonts

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671742942

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

View: 814

In a Washington, D.C., under siege by drug lords, Jake Grafton is assigned to hunt down an assassin bent on eliminating the President and his entire cabinet
Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era

Author: E. Carvalho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230117297

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 453

Academic freedom has been a principle that undergirds the university since 1915. Beyond this, it also protects a spirit of free inquiry essential to a democratic society. But in the post-9/11 present, the basic principles of academic freedom have been deeply challenged. There have been many startling instances where the rhetoric of national security and terror, corporate interests, and privatization have cast a pall over the terrain of academic freedom. In the post-9/11 university, professors face job loss or tenure denial for speaking against state power, while their students pay more tuition and fall deeper in debt. This timely collection features an impressive assembly of the nation s leading intellectuals, addressing some of the most urgent issues facing higher education in the United States today. Spanning a wide array of disciplinary fields, Academic Freedom in the Post-9/11 Era seeks to intervene on the economic and political crises that are compromising the future of our educational institutions.
The Future of Academic Freedom

Author: Henry Reichman

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421428581

Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 143

The issues Reichman considers—which are the subjects of daily conversation on college and university campuses nationwide as well as in the media—will fascinate general readers, students, and scholars alike.
Academic Freedom Under Siege

Author: Zhidong Hao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030491218

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 113

This book argues that academic freedom in higher education in East Asia, the U.S. and Australia is under stress. Academic freedom means freedom to teach, research, and serve in multiple political and social roles based on professional principles. It is closely linked to shared governance, in which academics participate in and influence decision making in core academic concerns such as choosing new faculty, faculty promotion, tenure decisions and the approval of new academic programs. In different countries and regions, the duress confronting academic freedom may come from different directions, and the ability of faculty to share power can vary greatly. In authoritarian mainland China, it is mostly political and ideological controls that greatly affect academic freedom, and shared governance is very much limited. In semi-democracies like Hong Kong and Macau and democracies like Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, the U.S. and Australia, corporatization and commercialization have had great impact on both academic freedom and shared governance. The result is that the roles professors play within academia are continually being diminished and the academic profession is struggling to maintain its ground. Similar developments are also occurring in Europe. These developments should cause great concern to educators, researchers and policymakers everywhere. The authors collected here present attempts to learn from current practice in order to move policy into directions that will help protect higher education as a common good. This book highlights the importance of academic freedom and provides insights into the ways it is being infringed both by commercialization and corporatization on the one hand and political repression on the other. It vividly illustrates detailed case studies and empirical data that make it a compelling read.- Professor Ruth Hayhoe, University of Toronto, Canada Academic freedom is as important today as at any time in the last century. The authors point out the challenges that academic freedom faces on a global scale. The import of the book is in its comparative perspective steeped in data and analysis. Thoughtful. Cogent. Compelling. - Professor William G. Tierney and Professor Wilbur-Kieffer, University of Southern California, United States
Education Still Under Siege

Author: Stanley Aronowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897893107

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 199

Cultural differences are not asserted through the specificity of dominant notions of race, gender, and class, but through a commitment to expanding dialogue and exchange across cultural lines as part of a wider attempt to deepen and develop democratic public life. This revised edition of the 1985 best-seller speaks eloquently to the need to attend to ever-present inequalities of education in the light of new political correctness, technology, and curricula.
Alternatives to Privatizing Public Education and Curriculum

Author: Daniel Ness

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317446514

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 804

Through conversations in honor of Dale D. Johnson, this book takes a critical view of the monoculture in curriculum and policy that has developed in education with the increase of federal funding and privatization of services for public education, and examines the shift from public interest and control to private and corporate shareholder hegemony. Most states’ educational responsibilities—assessment of constituents, curriculum development, and instructional protocols—are increasingly being outsourced to private enterprises in an effort to reduce state budgets. These enterprises have been given wide access to state resources such as public data from state-sanctioned testing results, field-testing rights to public schools, and financial assistance. Chapter authors challenge this paradigm as well as the model that has set growing premiums on accountability and performance measures. Connecting common impact between the standards movement and the privatization of education, this book lays bare the repercussions of high-stakes accountability coupled with increasing privatization. Winner of The Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2018)
Academic freedom

Author: Michael Ignatieff

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789633862339

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 319

Academic freedom-the institutional autonomy of scientific, research and teaching institutions, and the freedom of individual scholars and researchers to pursue controversial research and publish controversial opinions-is a cornerstone of any free society. Today this freedom is under attack from the state in many parts of the world but it is also under question from within academe. Bitter disputes have erupted about whether liberal academic freedoms have degenerated into a form of coercive political correctness. Populist currents of political opinion are questioning the price a society pays for the freedom of its `experts' and professors. This volume summarizes the highlights of the discussions of international experts and political figures who examined the state of academic freedom world-wide at a gathering in the summer of 2017. Topics range widely, from the closing of universities in Turkey and the narrowing space for academic freedom in Hungary, China and Russia, to the controversies about free speech roiling American campuses. The book contains thoughtful historical analysis of the origins of the ideal of academic freedom; eloquent testimony from the front lines of the battle to defend the academy as a free space for controversial thought; as well as analysis of how university autonomy and self-government are endangered by hostile political forces around the world.