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    Irish Universities in the Knowledge Society: Society's Sentinels and the Citizen's vade mecum.

    Downes, Martin (2006) Irish Universities in the Knowledge Society: Society's Sentinels and the Citizen's vade mecum. In: What Price the University? Perspectives on the Meaning and Value of Higher Education from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, pp. 81-95. ISBN 0901519766

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    This is not an attempt to explore what the proper core role of universities should be through the insights o f educators and of the great liberal traditions to which many subscribe, precious and excellent though they may be. Instead, this is an attempt to explore the essential requirements o f society from universities, requirements that are necessarily implicit in the currently conventional vision of our future as a technically and economically advanced economy in an even more rapidly changing world, the Knowledge Society. If these two approaches tend to converge in their findings then we must think that the role of universities is made so much the clearer.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: A Special Issue of Maynooth Philosophical Papers.
    Keywords: maynooth; university; meaning and value of higher education; higher education; price; irish universities; irish; university; ireland; knowledge society; citizen's vade mecum;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 9922
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 09:51
    Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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