TITLE

Academic Freedom and Collective Expressions of Opinion

AUTHOR(S)
Wallerstein, Immanuel
PUB. DATE
December 1971
SOURCE
Journal of Higher Education;Dec1971, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p713
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the academic freedom and collective expression of opinions in universities in the U.S. According to the author, existing central political struggles are not discussed in the academics. This is due to the agreement between the federal government and American institutions of higher learning in the period 1940-1965. The development of the university and its faculty, students, and administrators were constrained by the agreement. The author asserted that the major safeguard of academic freedom would be the transformation of the liberal university into the critical university. And the first step to achieving a transformation is to assert the legitimacy of collective expressions of opinion.
ACCESSION #
21452327

 

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