Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Calling of Education The Academic Ethic and Other Essays on Higher Education cover
  • ISBN: 9780226753393
  • ISBN10: 0226753395

The Calling of Education The Academic Ethic and Other Essays on Higher Education

by Edward Shils

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1997
used Add to Cart $1.11
You save: 97%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $33.39
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
Throughout his long and prolific career, Edward Shils brought an extraordinary knowledge of academic institutions to discussions about higher education. The Calling of Education features Shils's most illuminating and incisive writing on this topic from the last twenty-five years of his life. The first essay, "The Academic Ethic", articulates the unique ethical demands of the academic profession and directs special attention to the integration of teaching and research. Other pieces, including Shils's renowned Jefferson lectures, focus on perennial issues in higher learning: the meaning of academic freedom, the connection between universities and the state, and the criteria for appointing individuals to academic positions.

Edward Shils understood the university as a great symphonic conductor comprehends the value of each instrument and section, both separately and in cooperation. The Calling of Education offers Shils's insightful perspective on problems that are no less pressing than when he first confronted them.

"No book could serve as a better argument for the uses of the liberal arts. Shils's writing illuminates what a university education and environment should be able to produce.... This book is the next best thing to being able to study with Shils himself". -- Mary Lefkowitz, Author of Not Out of Africa

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Better World Books West

Location: Mishawaka, IN
Good
Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on
[...]
$1.11
Big Hearted Books

Location: Canton, MA
Good
Shipping Icon
This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are
[...]
$1.11
More Than Words

Location: Waltham, MA
Good
Purchase supports More Tha n Words, a nonprofit job training program for youth, empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
$1.40
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Avon Hill Books

Location: Cambridge, MA
Very Good
0226753395. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 308 pp.
$9.00
Voyager Books

Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
Very Good
Shipping Icon
NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
$12.93
Manchester By the Book

Location: Manchester, MA
Very Good
Shipping Icon
No markings. 294 pages. Edited and with an introduciton by Steven Grosby. Foreword by Joseph Epstein.
$13.50
Banbury Road Books

Location: Newport Beach, CA
New
Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
[...]
$22.50
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$24.97
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$25.40