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Education and the University

Education and the University
A Sketch for an 'English School'


  • Date Published: August 1979
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521295734

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  • Education and the University was first published in 1943; this reissue follows the text of the 1948. The book deals with the problems facing universities in a world in which the demand for specialisation has increasingly overshadowed the ideal of a liberal education. Deeply disturbed by this state of affairs, Leavis puts forward a proposal for a University English School which would offer a programme of liberal studies designed to bring various disciplines into relation without promoting superficiality. This in turn leads him to consider the wider issue of the idea of a university in modern society as a 'focus of the finer life of cultural tradition'. 'Such prepotency,' he writes in the preface, 'as this country may hope for in the English-speaking world of the future must lie in the cultural realm, and … in the performance of this function the universities have an essential part'.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1979
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521295734
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The idea of a university
    2. A sketch for an 'English School'
    3. Literary studies

  • Author

    F. R. Leavis

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