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- DescriptionThe central argument of this book posits that today's American university is dysfunctional or, perhaps, Dysacademic. This affective disorder is traced to the increasingly corporate and performative utilities of many contemporary institutions of higher education. Today's commodified and closed university doesn't transform the self as it once did, when the pedagogy of Bildung emphasized the development of character and culture by teaching the rules of thought. Rather, the dysfunctional American university controls, constricts, and rmalizes its subjects according to hyper-structured, accreditation-happy, ecomically driven disciplinary specialization, and a priori established standards and outcomes that work to define and transform the effective utility of higher education. After deconstructing the discourse of Dysacademia, the author outlines his vision for a third curriculum, one wrought with complexity, self-organization, and critical, open spaces.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Paul R. Geisler is Assistant Professor and Director of Athletic Training Education at Ithaca College. He received a B.S. in sports medicine from Marietta College; an M.A. in exercise physiology from UNC-Chapel Hill; and an Ed.D. in curriculum studies from Georgia Southern University. Geisler has twenty years experience as a certified athletic trainer and ten years as a university/college educator.
- Author(s)Paul R. Geisler
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/09/2006
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleHigher Ed
- Series Part/Volume Number16
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight360 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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