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In defense of disciplines : interdisciplinarity and specialization in the research university

Author: Jerry A Jacobs
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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Calls for closer connections among disciplines can be heard throughout the world of scholarly research, from major universities to the National Institutes of Health. In Defense of Disciplines presents a fresh and daring analysis of the argument surrounding interdisciplinarity. Challenging the belief that blurring the boundaries between traditional academic fields promotes more integrated research and effective  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Jacobs, Jerry A.
In Defense of Disciplines : Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry A Jacobs
ISBN: 9780226069463 022606946X
OCLC Number: 865335343
Description: 1 online resource (x, 273 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Academic disciplines, specialization, and scholarly communication --
The critique of disciplinary silos --
Dynamic disciplines --
Specialization, synthesis, and the proliferation of journals / (coauthored with Rebecca Henderson) --
Disciplines, silos, and webs --
Receptivity curves: educational research and the flow of ideas --
Part 2. Interdisciplinary alternatives --
Antidisciplinarity --
American studies: interdisciplinarity over half a century --
Integrative undergraduate education --
Implementing interdisciplinarity --
Appendix: Data sources.
Responsibility: Jerry A. Jacobs.

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