Places of Inquiry: Research and Advanced Education in Modern Universities

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University of California Press, Jul 11, 1995 - Education - 308 pages
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A distinguished work by one of America's leading scholars of higher education, Places of Inquiry explores one of the major issues in university education today: the relationship among research, teaching, and study. Based on cross-national research on the university systems of Germany, Britain, France, the United States, and Japan—which was first reported in the edited volume The Research Foundations of Graduate Education (California, 1993)—this book offers in-depth comparative analysis and draws provocative conclusions about the future of the research-teaching-study nexus.

With characteristic clarity and vision, Burton R. Clark identifies the main features and limitations of each national system: governmental and industrial dominance in Japan, for example, and England's collegiate form of university. He examines the forces drawing research, teaching, and study apart and those binding them together. Highlighting the fruitful integration of teaching and research in the American graduate school, Clark decries the widely held view that these are antithetical activities. Rather, he demonstrates that research provides a rich basis for instruction and learning. Universities, he maintains, are places of inquiry, and the future lies with institutions firmly grounded in this belief.
 

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Contents

The Federal Republic of Germany
19
INSTITUTIONAL DEFINITION OF THE HUMBOLDTIAN ATTITUDE
21
TWENTIETHCENTURY TRAVAIL
37
THE INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY A SUMMATION
50
Great Britain Small Worlds Collegiate Worlds
56
THE EXCLUSIVE BASE
57
NATIONALIZATION OF TRADITION
61
RESEARCH TRAINING IN THE BRITISH CONTEXT
78
DISCIPLINARY DIFFERENCES
171
THE APPLIED UNIVERSITY A SUMMATION
179
Forces of Fragmentation
189
RESEARCH DRIFT
193
TEACHING DRIFT
197
GOVERNMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL INTERESTS
202
NEGATION OF THE NEXUS
209
Conditions of Integration
211

THE COLLEGIATE UNIVERSITY A SUMMATION
84
France Subordination of the University
89
EVOLUTION OF A NATIONAL SERVICE
91
THE MODERN COMPLEX OF UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH CENTERS
101
THE ACADEMY UNIVERSITY A SUMMATION
112
The United States Competitive Graduate Schools
116
EMERGENCE OF THE VERTICAL UNIVERSITY
118
PRIVATE PATRONS AND GOVERNMENT FUNDING
124
INSTITUTIONAL EMBODIMENT OF RESEARCH
131
INSTITUTIONAL DIFFERENTIATION OF GRADUATE EDUCATION
139
THE GRADUATE DEPARTMENT UNIVERSITY A SUMMATION
155
Japan Displacement to Industry
159
THE BUREAUCRATIC FUNDING BASE
167
ENABLING CONDITIONS IN THE NATIONAL SYSTEM
212
FORMATIVE CONDITIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY
224
ENACTING CONDITIONS IN THE BASIC UNIT
232
AFFIRMATION OF THE NEXUS
237
Places of Inquiry
240
CENTRALITY OF INQUIRY IN THE UNIVERSITY COMPLEX
241
THE INEVITABILITY OF COMPLEXITY AND CONTRADICTION
245
THE ESSENTIAL COMPATIBILITY OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING
249
Notes
253
Bibliography
267
Index
281
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Burton R. Clark, Allan M. Carter Professor Emeritus of Higher Education and Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, is coeditor of Encyclopedia of Higher Education (1992) and author of The Academic Life: Small Worlds, Different Worlds (1987), which won the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Book Award.

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