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Title:
Values of the University in a Time of Uncertainty
Author:
Gibbs, Paul. editor.
ISBN:
9783030159702
Edition:
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description:
XII, 307 p. 15 illus. online resource.
Contents:
Part 1. Systems of Values -- 1. Introduction; Paul Gibbs, Jill Jameson and Alex Elwick. 2. Virtues and dispositions as learning theory in universities; David Scott -- 3. Duties before rights a Kantian notion of the university of the future; Paul Gibbs -- Part 2. The University as Values Organisation -- 4. Re-Valuing the University: An Ecological Approach; Ronald Barnett -- 5. The purpose of university value statements; Alex Elwick -- 6. Relationality: deconstructive, reparative, generative: Relating through valuing pain, Kate Maguire -- 7. Governance, leadership and university cultures: do universities critique social norms and values, or copy them?; Ian McNay -- 8. University, integrity and responsibility; Simon Robinson -- 9. Universities and unpaid work: Louis Althusser re-visited; Sabina Siebert -- 10. Values and the international collaborative research in higher education: negotiating epistemic power between the Global South and the Global North; Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela -- Part 3. Caring for Others -- 11. Love and Revolution in the post-truth University; Victoria de Rijke -- 12. Kindness, Communication and Academic Responsibility in HE; Martin G. Erikson -- 13. Relationality and justice: being good to one another; Jon Nixon -- 14. Dignity of Difference and Recognition of Interdependence: advocating a critical dialogue between educational values of Islam and Western secular liberalism; Abdullah Sahin -- 15. The values of liberté, égalité, fraternité fifty years on: why the 'free speech' debate makes it even less likely that Mai '68 could happen in Britain now than it was then; Alison Scott-Baumann -- Part 4 - Making a Difference -- 16. Quality Improvement with Compassion: Developing Healthcare Improvement Science in the European Health Professions' Education; Manuel Lillo-Crespo & M Cristina Sierras-Davó -- 17. Understanding and Creating Compassionate Institutional Cultures and Practices; Kathryn Waddington -- 18. Improving well-being in Higher Education: Adopting a compassionate approach; Frances A. Maratos, Paul Gilbert & Theo Gilbert -- 19. Moving beyond 'homo economicus' into spaces for kindness in higher education: The Critical Corridor Talk of informal higher education leadership; Jill Jameson. .
Abstract:
This deliberately wide-ranging book addresses issues related to trust, compassion, well-being, grace, dignity and integrity. It explores these within the context of higher education, giving existential and empirical accounts of how these moral duties can be expressed within the academy and why they ought to be. The chapters range from values used in the marketing and management of institutions to their realisation in therapeutic and teacher training spaces. The book opens with a specific introduction which positions the work and outlines the context of duties and obligations at play. This is followed by two distinct but related sections including chapters on theoretical issues, organisational practices and personal praxis. The first part is more abstract and theoretical, the second locates the values discussed within the practices of the university. In doing so the book encompasses a wide range of issues from multi-disciplinary and geo-political regions. The authors are a mixture of world-leading authorities on values in higher education and earlier career researchers, who are nonetheless equally passionate contributors. This mix gives the book vibrancy and offers insight which appeals to both an academic and managerial readership. .
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