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Establishing Academic Freedom: Politics, Principles, and the Development of Core Values

Timothy Reese Cain
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Book
Published
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Series
Higher education and society
Higher education & society
ISBN
9781137009531 (hardback), 1137009535 (hardback)
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Summary
"Today, academic freedom is a core value in American higher education, and tenure is its primary protection. Yet modern understandings of faculty rights and responsibilities did not arise without difficulties; they were debated and defined by American academics in the decades leading up to World War II. Conditional agreements during this period set the stage for modern conditions of faculty work and fundamental elements of American higher education. Through its examination of the development and experiences of academic freedom and tenure--and, especially, the activities of the professional, voluntary, and labor organizations that battled over their establishment--this book provides the historical context necessary for understanding modern debates over academic freedom, tenure, and the widespread casualization of academic labor"--Provided by publisher.
Description
xviii, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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