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Rethinking knowledge within higher education : Adorno and social justice

Author: Jan McArthur
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, [2013] ©2013
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Rethinking Knowledge within Higher Education argues for a higher education that is neither a romantic idyll of learning for its own sake nor an instrumental institution designed to train a willing workforce for the prevailing economic system. Instead, using analysis informed by critical theorist Theodor Adorno, this book argues that higher education should have social and economic roles at its heart, and that these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McArthur, Jan.
Rethinking knowledge within higher education.
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013
(DLC) 2012041066
(OCoLC)777652854
Named Person: Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan McArthur
ISBN: 9781441196330 1441196331 9781441120854 1441120858
OCLC Number: 827209756
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 186 pages)
Contents: Knowledge and social justice in higher education --
Approaches to critical theory and critical pedagogy --
The importance of knowledge being not easily known --
Beyond standardized engagement with knowledge --
The social implications of engaging with knowledge in higher education --
Challenging the theory-practice dichotomy --
Towards a higher education transcending both the elite and the mainstream.
Responsibility: Jan McArthur.

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Explores the relationship between knowledge in higher education and social justice.</p>  Read more...

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A highly intelligent book in which the author brings her considerable scholarship to bear on crucial questions regarding the role and purpose of higher education. Her reading of Adorno is acute and Read more...

 
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