Higher Education and the Public Good Imagining the University by Jon Nixon pdf

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Higher Education and the Public Good Imagining the University by Jon Nixon pdf free download

Higher Education and the Public Good Imagining the University by Jon Nixon pdf free download. A recurring metaphor throughout this book is that of flourishing – and, as Monty Don reminds us, a place of flourishing must be treated as an irreducible whole in which everything is connected to everything else. If that is true of gardens and their husbandry, it is also true of the places committed to human flourishing and their stewardship. Higher education is one such place. Unfortunately, however, unlike the organic garden that Monty Don has tended for the past twenty years, higher education has endured innumerable landlords and sitting tenants over the same period. Few have tended their patch with the care and attention it deserves.

Higher Education and the Public Good Imagining the University by Jon Nixon pdf free download

Certainly none has seen higher education as an irreducible whole in which everything is connected to everything else. Mostly they have been concerned with ensuring that it at least pays its way and if at all possible makes a small profit on the side. The belief that there is something intrinsically good and worthwhile about higher education regardless of its extrinsic goods and costs is central to my work in this area.

Higher Education and the Public Good Imagining the University by Jon Nixon pdf free download

In my previously published Towards the Virtuous University (Nixon, 2008a) I was primarily concerned with what I called ‘the moral bases of academic practice’ and with the institutional conditions necessary for academic practitioners to flourish as teachers and scholars (the ‘virtuous university’ of the book’s title). This present book focuses more generally on the processes of higher education as these relate to what I term ‘the public good’ – a good, that is, which in the jargon of the economists is both non-rivalled and non-excludable.

Higher Education and the Public Good Imagining the University by Jon Nixon pdf free download

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