qCrisp and illuminating . . . well worth reading.qaWall Street Journal The publication of The Marketplace of Ideas has precipitated a lively debate about the future of the American university system: what makes it so hard for colleges to decide which subjects are required? Why are so many academics against the concept of interdisciplinary studies? From his position at the heart of academe, Harvard professor Louis Menand thinks he's found the answer. Despite the vast social changes and technological advancements that have revolutionized the society at large, general principles of scholarly organization, curriculum, and philosophy have remained remarkably static. Sparking a long-overdue debate about the future of American education, The Marketplace of Ideas argues that twenty-first-century professors and students are essentially trying to function in a nineteenth-century system, and that the resulting conflict threatens to overshadow the basic pursuit of knowledge and truth.... so many PhDsaby making it harder to get into a PhD program (reducing the number of entrants) or harder to get through ... the story has a different moral, which is that there should be a lot more PhDs, and they should be much easier to get.
|Title||:||The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University (Issues of Our Time)|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2010-12-06|