Academic freedom: in justification of a universal ideal

Karran, Terence (2009) Academic freedom: in justification of a universal ideal. Studies in Higher Education, 34 (3). pp. 263-283. ISSN 0307-5079

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A justification for academic freedom in higher education
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This paper examines the justification for, and benefits of, academic freedom to academics, students, universities and the world at large. The paper surveys the development of the concept of academic freedom within Europe, more especially the impact of the reforms at the University of Berlin instigated by Wilhelm von Humboldt. Following from this, the paper examines the reasons why the various facets of academic freedom are important and why the principle should continue to be supported.

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Additional Information:This paper examines the justification for, and benefits of, academic freedom to academics, students, universities and the world at large. The paper surveys the development of the concept of academic freedom within Europe, more especially the impact of the reforms at the University of Berlin instigated by Wilhelm von Humboldt. Following from this, the paper examines the reasons why the various facets of academic freedom are important and why the principle should continue to be supported.
Keywords:academic freedom, European Union, von Humboldt
Subjects:X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:1612
Deposited By: Terence Karran
Deposited On:10 Jul 2008 14:00
Last Modified:18 Nov 2013 14:18

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