Searching for Utopia: Universities and Their Histories (The Clark Kerr Lectures On the Role of Higher Education in Society, Volume 2)

By Hanna Holborn Gray

In trying to find Utopia, Hanna Holborn grey displays at the nature of the college from the viewpoint of today’s learn associations. specifically, she examines the information of former college of California president Clark Kerr as expressed within the makes use of of the college, written in the course of the tumultuous Nineteen Sixties. She contrasts Kerr’s imaginative and prescient of the research-driven “multiveristy” with the conventional liberal academic philosophy espoused by way of Kerr’s modern, former college of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins. Gray’s insightful research indicates that either Kerr, commonly thought of a realist, and Hutchins, noticeable as an oppositional idealist, have been utopians. She then surveys the liberal arts culture and the present country of liberal studying within the undergraduate curriculum inside of study universities. As grey displays on significant tendencies and debates because the Nineteen Sixties, she illuminates the continuum of utopian considering better schooling over the years, revealing the way it applies even in today’s weather of problem.

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