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Closed minds? : politics and ideology in American universities

Author: Bruce L R Smith; Jeremy D Mayer; A Lee Fritschler
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2008
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Contrary to popular belief, the problem with U.S. higher education is not too much politics but too little. Far from being bastions of liberal bias, American universities have largely withdrawn from  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce L R Smith; Jeremy D Mayer; A Lee Fritschler
ISBN: 9780815780281 0815780281
OCLC Number: 895797513
Notes: Introduction. Higher education and the "culture wars". Emergence of the U.S. research university. Transformations of academic culture after World War II. Political attitudes of American professors: results of a 2007 national survey. The politics of politics in the classroom. Conservative activism in higher education: the Pennsylvania hearings on academic freedom. Much ado about little: student perspectives on classroom bias. Do universities discriminate in hiring?. Conclusions
Description: 1 online resource (x, 278 p.) illustrations
Responsibility: Bruce L.R. Smith, Jeremy D. Mayer, A. Lee Fritschler


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