Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Subscribe now for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

International Handbook of Higher EducationHistory of Universities

International Handbook of Higher Education: History of Universities [All advanced civilizations have needed higher education to train their ruling, priestly, military, and other service elites, but only in medieval Europe did an institution recognizable as a university arise: a school of higher learning combining teaching and scholarship and characterized by its corporate autonomy and academic freedom. The Confucian schools for the mandarin bureaucracy of imperial China, the Hindu gurukulas and Buddhist vihares for the priests and monks of medieval India, the madrasas for the mullahs and Quranic judges of Islam, the Aztec and Inca temple schools for the priestly astronomers of pre-Columbian America, the Tokugawa han schools for Japanese samurai—all taught the high culture, received doctrine, literary and/or mathematical skills of their political or religious masters, with little room for questioning or analysis.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

International Handbook of Higher EducationHistory of Universities

Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education Book Series (volume 18)
Editors: Forest, James J. F.; Altbach, Philip G.

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/international-handbook-of-higher-education-history-of-universities-z3NND8szAO

References (39)

Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer 2007
ISBN
978-1-4020-4011-5
Pages
159 –205
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4012-2_10
Publisher site
See Chapter on Publisher Site

Abstract

[All advanced civilizations have needed higher education to train their ruling, priestly, military, and other service elites, but only in medieval Europe did an institution recognizable as a university arise: a school of higher learning combining teaching and scholarship and characterized by its corporate autonomy and academic freedom. The Confucian schools for the mandarin bureaucracy of imperial China, the Hindu gurukulas and Buddhist vihares for the priests and monks of medieval India, the madrasas for the mullahs and Quranic judges of Islam, the Aztec and Inca temple schools for the priestly astronomers of pre-Columbian America, the Tokugawa han schools for Japanese samurai—all taught the high culture, received doctrine, literary and/or mathematical skills of their political or religious masters, with little room for questioning or analysis.]

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: High Education; Tertiary Education; Academic Freedom; Advanced Country; American High Education

There are no references for this article.