The Virtues of Openness: Education, Science, and Scholarship in the Digital Age

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Paradigm Publishers, 2012 - Education - 171 pages
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Should all academic writings be free for us by anyone on the Web? The Virtues of Openness examines the complex history of the concept of the open society before beginning a systematic investigation of openness in relation to the book, the "open text" and the written word. These changes are discussed in relation to the development of new open spaces of scholarship with their impact upon open journal systems, open peer review, open science, and the open global digital economy. The Virtues of Openness argues that openness suggests political transparency and the norms of open inquiry, indeed, even democracy itself as both the basis of the logic of inquiry and the dissemination of its results.

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Michael A. Peters is Research Professor of Education at the University of Glasgow (UK) and holds posts as Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Auckland. He is the author most recently of Poststructuralism and Educational Research (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004). He is Executive Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory (Carfax) and co-editor of the new on-line journal Policy Futures in Education.

Now retired, Peter Roberts and his spouse Glenna divide their time between an art-filled "pied a terre" apartment in Ottawa and a country house in the Gatineau hills where he is at work on a new book on the return to the homeland campaign which saw so many misguided Canadians of east European origin lured to return to the misery of their communist ruled ancestral lands.

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