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Knowledge for social change: Bacon, Dewey, and the revolutionary transformation of research universities in the twenty-first century

By: Benson, Lee.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Philadelphia Temple University Press 2017Description: xviii, 189 p.ISBN: 9781439915196.Subject(s): Community and college -- United States | Universities and colleges - United States | Universities and colleges - Public services - United States | Research institutes - United States | Education, Higher - Social aspects - United States | Service learning - United States | Social justice - Study and teaching | Education -- Philosophy | Education - Educational Policy & Reform - GeneralDDC classification: 378.103 Summary: "Employing history, social theory, and a detailed contemporary case study, Knowledge for Social Change argues for fundamentally reshaping research universities to function as democratic, civic, and community-engaged institutions dedicated to advancing learning and knowledge for social change. The authors focus on significant contributions to learning made by Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Seth Low, Jane Addams, William Rainey Harper, and John Dewey--as well as their own work at Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships--to help create and sustain democratically-engaged colleges and universities for the public good. Knowledge for Social Change highlights university-assisted community schools to effect a thoroughgoing change of research universities that will contribute to more democratic schools, communities, and societies. The authors also call on democratic-minded academics to create and sustain a global movement dedicated to advancing learning for the "relief of man's estate"--an iconic phrase by Francis Bacon that emphasized the continued betterment of the human condition--and to realize Dewey's vision of an organic "Great Community" composed of participatory, democratic, collaborative, and interdependent societies" http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/2464_reg.html
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Employing history, social theory, and a detailed contemporary case study, Knowledge for Social Change argues for fundamentally reshaping research universities to function as democratic, civic, and community-engaged institutions dedicated to advancing learning and knowledge for social change. The authors focus on significant contributions to learning made by Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Seth Low, Jane Addams, William Rainey Harper, and John Dewey--as well as their own work at Penn's Netter Center for Community Partnerships--to help create and sustain democratically-engaged colleges and universities for the public good. Knowledge for Social Change highlights university-assisted community schools to effect a thoroughgoing change of research universities that will contribute to more democratic schools, communities, and societies. The authors also call on democratic-minded academics to create and sustain a global movement dedicated to advancing learning for the "relief of man's estate"--an iconic phrase by Francis Bacon that emphasized the continued betterment of the human condition--and to realize Dewey's vision of an organic "Great Community" composed of participatory, democratic, collaborative, and interdependent societies"



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