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Knowledge Economy, Development and the Future of Higher Education


reviewed by John H. Schuh July 15, 2008

coverTitle: Knowledge Economy, Development and the Future of Higher Education
Author(s): Michael S. Peters
Publisher: Sense Publishers, Rotterdam
ISBN: 9087900708, Pages: 284, Year: 2007
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Knowledge economy, development and the future of higher education is not for the reader seeking a breezy treatment of the future of higher education. This volume, written by Professor Michael A. Peters of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provides a rigorous intellectual exercise for the reader through a collection of essays that robustly frames the past, present and future of higher education with many references to significant philosophers and intellectuals. My view is that if the reader does not have a working knowledge of the contributions of Karl Marx, Freidrich Hayek, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Michel Foucault, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Martin Heidegger, and Cardinal Newman to intellectual history, this volume will present significant challenges since much of what Peters provides is his analysis of various topics framed by these intellectuals. It is one of a series of books that “…maps the emergent field of educational futures” (p.... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 15, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15311, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:07:37 AM

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  • John Schuh
    Iowa State University
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    JOHN H. SCHUH is distinguished professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University. He is interested in the experiences of college students, higher educational finance, and the history of higher education in the United States.
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