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Hutchins, Robert Maynard 1899-1977

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Works: 1,344 works in 2,859 publications in 6 languages and 26,869 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Creator, Performer, Author of introduction, Originator, Speaker, Commentator, Redactor, Publishing director, wac, Correspondent, Compiler
Classifications: AC1, 028.3
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The great conversation: the substance of a liberal education by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

63 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon( Book )

55 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The higher learning in America by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

80 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the pivotal book in the reform of higher education in the United States, Robert M. Hutchins' classic is once again available, with a brilliant personal and professional appreciation by Harry S. Ashmore. When it was published in 1936The Higher Learning in Americabrought into focus the root causes of the controversies that still beset the nation's educational system. Taking office in 1929 as president of the University of Chicago, Hutchins began his tenure by declaring the learning available in even the most prestigious universities grossly deficient.He cited himself as case in point. At Yale he had graduated at the top of his college class and set a record in the law school that led to appointment as professor and, at 26, promotion to dean. But he had acquired only "some knowledge of the Bible, of Shakespeare, andFaust,of one dialogue of Plato, and of the opinions of many semi-literate and a few literate judges, and that was about all."The curricular reforms and administrative reorganization he undertook at Chicago are set forth in this volume, along with the philosophical arguments he worked out to explicate and defend his views. His goal was to reestablish the liberal arts and humanities as the basis for undergraduate education, consigning specialization and research to graduate and professional schools. Hutchins envisioned the university as a community of scholars who, in addition to teaching and research, provided independent thought and criticism of a society being rapidly transformed by science and technology. Challenging the educational establishment at every pertinent level, he became the most celebrated?and most controversial?intellectual of his era.After twenty-two years at Chicago, Hutchins became associate director of the newly enriched Ford Foundation, where he was primarily responsible for the bold reforms sponsored by its Fund for the Advancement of Education and Fund for Adult Education. In 1960 he est"--Provided by publisher
The great ideas today by Robert Maynard Hutchins( )

12 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual designed to examine the problems of the day in terms of those books which, over the centuries, have been recognized as great. Footnote citations to "Great Books of the Western World" set. For vols. in library, see Title Catalog
The learning society by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

52 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in 6 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author defines education as a deliberate, organized attempt to help people to become intelligent and states that "education leads to understanding--it has no more practical purpose." He examines the purposes of education in the past and suggests that its primary goal was to train people for a certain job and position in life; education was seen as a means to achieve national power and prosperity, particularly in totalitarian countries such as the Soviet Union and China. Instructional technology, he states, brings the goal of universal education within reach. He singles out the university as a pivotal factor in educational change; it must become less of a knowledge factory and more of a free and responsible source of criticism for renewal. The increasing proportion of free time and the rapidity of change, he feels, calls for a "learning society" where part-time education is available to everyone throughout his life and learning, fulfillment, and becoming human are an aim; all institutions would be directed to that end. (Jy)
Great books of the Western World. Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc., in collaboration with the University of Chicago( Book )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1959 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A massive set of classic books includes the most influential works of literature, philosophy, and science, in the history of the West
The conflict in education in a democratic society by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

22 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The university of Utopia by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

48 editions published between 1953 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education for freedom by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

37 editions published between 1943 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gateway to the great books by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 10: Philosophical essays
The major works of Sigmund Freud by Sigmund Freud( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanistic education and Western civilization: essays for Robert M. Hutchins by Arthur A Cohen( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No friendly voice by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

18 editions published between 1936 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some observations on American education by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Thomas and the world state by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

15 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two faces of federalism; an outline of an argument about pluralism, unity, and law: followed by a discussion by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great books, the foundation of a liberal education by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues in Americanism( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy for education( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom, education and the Fund; essays and addresses, 1946-1956 by Robert Maynard Hutchins( Book )

8 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The higher learning in America
Alternative Names
Ho-ch`in-ssu 1899-1977

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Gateway to the great booksSome observations on American educationSt. Thomas and the world stateRobert Maynard Hutchins : a memoirHutchins' university : a memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950