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No Place to Learn

Why Universities Aren’t Working

The Red Cross is studied and criticized. The Royal Family is studied and criticized. Churches and hospitals are studied and criticized. Canadian universities are seldom studied and criticized and are worse off for this neglect. This book seeks to repair this damage by casting a critical eye on how Canadian universities work – or fail to work.

224 pages

Table of Contents

1 No Place to Learn

2 The Canadian University: From College to Knowledge Factory

3 Universities in Action: A Day in the Life

4 University Teaching

5 Research and Reflective Inquiry: Competing Principles

6 Teaching and Research at Canadian Universities: The Myth of Mutual Enrichment

7 Ethics in Canadian Universities

8 Universities in Business: Issues and Prospects

9 Pseudo-Problems and Pseudo-Solutions

10 Real Problems, Real Solutions




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