Universities, Ethics, and Professions: Debate and Scrutiny

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John Strain, Ronald Barnett, Peter Jarvis
Routledge, 2009 - Education - 189 pages

Every business and organization today needs to impress stakeholders with its ethics policy. Universities, Ethics and Professions examines how this emphasis on ethics by the professional world is impacting universities, institutions that have long been key contributors to ethical reflection and debate, and shapers of ethical discourse. Changing objectives, globalization, and public concerns continue to bring professionalism, and commercialization, into the dialogue about what ethics mean on campus.

Universities, Ethics and Professions offers an in-depth examination of the changing landscape of academic ethics, with case-study analysis from sociologists, educationalists, management specialists and philosophers. As professionalism becomes an integral part of university teaching, training, and research, this book considers the impact on the ethical practices of academics, and explores the importance of universities remaining sites of open discourse on ethics in the future.

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About the author (2009)

John Strain teaches ethics at Surrey University, UK. He is an Anglican priest and also teaches a Master's level course in religious ideology and international conflict.

Ronald Barnett is Professor of Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London and Pro-Director for Longer Term Strategy.

Peter Jarvis is a former head of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Surrey and Adjunct Professor, Department of Adult Education, University of Georgia, USA.

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