Towards the virtuous university

the moral bases of academic practice by Jon Nixon

Publisher: Routledge in New York, NY

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Education, Higher -- Social aspects,
  • Education, Higher -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Education -- Philosophy

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJon Nixon.
SeriesKey issues in higher education series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLC189 .N56 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24058323M
ISBN 109780415335331, 9780203415979
LC Control Number2007045924

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