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A larger sense of purpose : higher education and society

Author: Harold T Shapiro
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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Universities were once largely insular institutions whose purview extended no further than the campus gates. Not anymore. Today's universities have evolved into multifaceted organizations with complex connections to government, business, and the community. This thought-provoking book by Harold Shapiro, former president of both Princeton University and the University of Michigan, and Chairman of the National
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Shapiro, Harold T., 1935-
Larger sense of purpose.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005043381
(OCoLC)58526809
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold T Shapiro
ISBN: 9781400826742 1400826748
OCLC Number: 439022780
Notes: "The 2003 Clark Kerr lectures."
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 183 pages)
Contents: The university and society --
The transformation of the Antebellum College From right thinking to liberal learning --
Liberal education, liberal democracy, and the soul of the university --
Some ethical dimensions of scientific progress.
Responsibility: Harold T. Shapiro.

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Takes up topics of debate in higher education: What are the nature and objectives of a liberal education? What are the university's responsibilities for the moral education of students? This book  Read more...
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