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Save the world on your own time

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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"To promote good moral character? To bring an end to racism, sexism, economic oppression, and other social ills? To foster diversity and democracy and produce responsible citizens?" "In Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish argues that, however laudable these goals might be, the only goal appropriate to the academy is the transmission and advancement of knowledge. When teachers offer themselves as moralists,  Read more...
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Fish, Stanley Eugene.
Save the world on your own time.
Oxford [England] ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609268878
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Eugene Fish
ISBN: 9780195369021 0195369025
OCLC Number: 179802890
Description: 189 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The task of higher education --
Do your job --
Administrative interlude --
Don't try to do someone else's job --
Don't let anyone else do your job --
Higher education under attack --
A conclusion and two voices from the other side.
Responsibility: Stanley Fish.
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"To promote good moral character? To bring an end to racism, sexism, economic oppression, and other social ills? To foster diversity and democracy and produce responsible citizens?" "In Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish argues that, however laudable these goals might be, the only goal appropriate to the academy is the transmission and advancement of knowledge. When teachers offer themselves as moralists, political activists, or agents of social change rather than as credentialed experts in a particular subject and the methods used to analyze it, they abdicate their true purpose. And yet professors now routinely bring their political views into the classroom and seek to influence the political views of their students. Those who do this will often invoke academic freedom, but Fish argues that academic freedom, correctly understood, is the freedom to do the academic job, not the freedom to do any job that comes into the professor's mind."--Jacket.

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This text is characteristic of Fish's recent writings on the role of the academy, whereby he skilfully reframes the debate to reveal and question the hidden presuppositions of both sides of the Read more...

 
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Educate, don't indoctrinate

by DenverJeffrey (WorldCat user published 2008-11-30) Excellent Permalink

Stanley Eugene Fish is a teacher, scholar, university administrator, and public intellectual, but mostly he's a teacher. In this work, he proposes that teaching faculty should refrain...
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