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Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities.

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  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      611519 Other Technical and Trade Schools
      611210 Junior Colleges
      611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
      611410 Business and Secretarial Schools
      611511 Cosmetology and Barber Schools
      611513 Apprenticeship Training
    • Abstract:
      The globalisation of higher education implies the application of a neo‐liberal market forces model based on competition and choice. This is happening in Germany by gradual stages, and is often, but not necessarily correctly, assumed to be antagonistic to the Humboldtian model that underlies the classical German university tradition. This paper reports a survey which showed that staff and student role relationships were permeated by paradoxes and mutual incomprehension, and that the goodwill, dedication and respect of the professors towards their students were being wasted due to deficits in organisation and structure. Freedom, an integral part of the Humboldtian model, was much more beneficial to the staff than to the students, many of whom called instead for better guidance and course structure. The professors were sceptical about some features of re‐structuring such as more executive leadership on the part of their management, and did not want their institutions to be run like enterprises—though they did want them to have more autonomy. About one third were willing to accept a diminution in state power. The system seems at a stage where the advantages of the Humboldtian model are being 'delivered' only incompletely, and the potential of a market model has not yet been fully realised. Humboldt was himself an intellectual predecessor of neo‐liberalism, and would not have been opposed to the notion of a reduction in state power, even though this runs counter to the present 'German model'. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Ulster
    • ISSN:
      0305-4985
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/0305498042000303982
    • Accession Number:
      15538419
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PRITCHARD, , Rosalind. Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities. Oxford Review of Education, [s. l.], v. 30, n. 4, p. 509–528, 2004. DOI 10.1080/0305498042000303982. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=15538419&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 8 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Pritchard , Rosalind. Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities. Oxford Review of Education. 2004;30(4):509-528. doi:10.1080/0305498042000303982.
    • AMA11:
      Pritchard , Rosalind. Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities. Oxford Review of Education. 2004;30(4):509-528. doi:10.1080/0305498042000303982
    • APA:
      Pritchard, , Rosalind. (2004). Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities. Oxford Review of Education, 30(4), 509–528. https://doi.org/10.1080/0305498042000303982
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pritchard, , Rosalind. 2004. “Humboldtian Values in a Changing World: Staff and Students in German Universities.” Oxford Review of Education 30 (4): 509–28. doi:10.1080/0305498042000303982.
    • Harvard:
      Pritchard, , Rosalind (2004) ‘Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities’, Oxford Review of Education, 30(4), pp. 509–528. doi: 10.1080/0305498042000303982.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pritchard, , Rosalind 2004, ‘Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities’, Oxford Review of Education, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 509–528, viewed 8 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Pritchard, , Rosalind. “Humboldtian Values in a Changing World: Staff and Students in German Universities.” Oxford Review of Education, vol. 30, no. 4, Dec. 2004, pp. 509–528. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/0305498042000303982.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pritchard, , Rosalind. “Humboldtian Values in a Changing World: Staff and Students in German Universities.” Oxford Review of Education 30, no. 4 (December 2004): 509–28. doi:10.1080/0305498042000303982.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pritchard , Rosalind. Humboldtian values in a changing world: staff and students in German universities. Oxford Review of Education [Internet]. 2004 Dec [cited 2020 Jul 8];30(4):509–28. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=15538419&custid=s8280428