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Two Cheers for Higher Education$
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Steven Brint

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691182667

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691182667.001.0001

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The Ends of Knowledge

The Ends of Knowledge

(p.371) 10 The Ends of Knowledge
Two Cheers for Higher Education

Steven Brint

Princeton University Press

This chapter reviews the argument focusing on accommodation and conflict among three logics of practice influencing the development of contemporary universities. The first is the intellectual logic of disciplinary advance and education in the disciplines. The second is a market logic that encourages administrators and faculty members to pursue new sources of revenue wherever they can find them, so long as they can be justified on academic grounds. The third is a social inclusion logic that seeks to incorporate members of disadvantaged groups into the campus culture. The chapter shows how the book has been an investigation of the ways that colleges and universities have woven together these competing but ultimately compatible principles: the search for undiscovered knowledge, the pursuit of new market opportunities, and the movement for greater social inclusion.

Keywords:   contemporary universities, disciplinary advance, market logic, social inclusion, campus culture, knowledge

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