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‘Old Studies and New’: The Organisation of Knowledge in University Curriculum

John R. Gibbins

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263266
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0011

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

‘Old Studies and New’: The Organisation of Knowledge in University Curriculum

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This chapter focuses on the organisation of knowledge within the university and the transfer of power over curriculum. Universities make the ultimate decisions on how knowledge should be organised, and what status should be attached to different knowledge areas. The success of the universities and of scholars in transmitting knowledge was due to two factors: the inherited authority that the curriculum gave within and without the universities and the growing organisation of university curriculum that developed and extended over the century.

Keywords: knowledge; university; curriculum; scholars; university curriculum

Chapter.  11525 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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