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The calling of education : the academic ethic and other essays on higher education

Author: Edward Shils
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, ©1997.
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Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special  Read more...
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Shils, Edward, 1910-1995.
Calling of education.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1997
(DLC) 97018654
(OCoLC)36798076
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Shils
ISBN: 0226753409 9780226753409 9780226753393 0226753395 9780226753386 0226753387
OCLC Number: 44959917
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 294 pages)
Responsibility: Edward Shils ; edited and with an introduction by Steven Grosby ; foreword by Joseph Epstein.

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Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic," articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meanin.

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