Professor Ronald Barnett

Recent Publications

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- Chapters in books
- Papers in Journals
- Articles
- Forewords in books

Chapters in books

2019

(in press) 

  • ‘Scholarship in the University: an ecological perspective’, in Stephen Crump, Antony Drew and Gordon Redding (eds), Oxford Handbook of Comparative Higher Education Systems and University Management.
  • ‘Considering the University’, in A Samalavicius (ed) Neoliberalism, Economism and Higher Education. 
                 Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • ‘Leadership and Critical Thinking: Oxymoron and a Feasible Utopia’, in J Jameson (ed) International Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education: Critical Thinking for Global Challenges.  London and New York: Routledge.
  • ‘Ernest Gellner: Nought for Comfort?, in R Barnett and A Fulford (eds) Philosophers on the University. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • ‘Re-Valuing the University: An Ecological Approach’, in J Jameson and P Gibbs, (eds) Values of, and in, the University in a Time of Uncertainty.  #### 
  • ‘Beyond Free Speech: Conditions of Academic Engagement’, Afterword in Y Waghid and N Davids, Free Speech, Universities and Pedagogical Encounters.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • ‘Realizing the World-Class University: an ecological approach’, in S Rider et al (eds) World-Class Universities: A Contested Concept.  Dordrecht: Springer.

 

2018

  • ‘Culture and the University: An Ecological Approach’, in A Stoller and E Kramer (eds) Philosophical Proposals for the University: Towards a Philosophy of Higher Education.  Palgrave Macmillan.
  •  (with Michael Peters) ‘Introduction’, The Idea of the University, Volume One.  Peter Lang. 
  • ‘The Thinking University: two versions, rival and complementary’, in R Barnett and S Bengtsen (eds), The Thinking University.   Dordrecht: Springer.
  • ‘The Ecological University: a university whose time has come’, in Ronald Barnett and Michael Peters (eds) The Idea of the University – volume 2, Contemporary Perspectives, New York, Peter Lang.

 

2017

  • (with Soren Bengtsen) ‘Realism and Education: a philosophical examination of the “realness” of the university’, ch 9 (121-137) in P Higgs and Y Waghid, A Reader in Philosophy of Education.  Cape Town: Juta.               
  •  ‘The Idea of the University in the Twenty-First Century: Where is the Imagination?’, in Thomas Karlsohn (ed) Universitetets Idé (volume of historical writings on the idea of the university). Gothenburg: Daidalos.
  • ‘On the Philosophy of Higher Education’, contribution on section on Philosophy of Higher Education in on-line Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory.  doi:10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_629-1                     
  • ‘The Idea of the University: Renewing the Great Tradition’, in Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions insection on ‘Meanings and Purposes’ edited by Manja Klemencic; overall editors: Jung Cheol Shin and Pedro Nuno Teixeira.  Dordrecht: Springer. 

                             ISBN: 978-94-017-9553-1 (Print) 978-94-017-9553-1 (Online)

 

 

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Papers in Journals

 

2019

  • Guzmán-Valenzuela, C and Barnett, R ‘Patterns of Theory use in qualitative research in higher education studies in Latin America: a geopolitical interpretation’, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.  DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2019.1597213

 

2018

  • Bengtsen, S S E and Barnett, R, ‘Higher education and alien ecologies: Exploring the Dark Ontology of the University’, Journal of Philosophy of Higher Education, 17-40, ###
  • ‘The University after Postmodernism: An Ecological Approach’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50 (14) 1537-1538.

 

2017

  • ‘Constructing the University: Towards a Social Philosophy of the University’, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49 (1) 78-88
  • http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2016.1183472

  • Barnett, R. & Guzmán-Valenzuela, C. ‘Sighting horizons of teaching in higher education’. Higher Education, 73, 1, 113-126.
  • ‘Eco-dreams and university geopolitics, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1-3
  •  Barnett, R and Bengtsen, S, ‘Universities and Epistemology: from a dissolution of knowledge to the emergence of a new thinking’, Education Sciences.7 (38)

     

     

     

    Articles

    2018

    •  ‘General Education: A Reconsideration’, in Reflexiones Sobre los Estudios Generales en Educación Superior’, Baranquilla, Colombia: Uninorte. [trans into Spanish]
    • ‘The Coming of the Ecological Learner’, contribution to publication following VII International Forum on University Innovation, Vigo, Spain.

     

    2017

    • ‘Understanding the University: Planes and possibilities (and even poetry)’, in annual newsletter of Philosophy of Education Society.
    • ‘University Education: Glimpsing a New Direction’, contribution to compendium, Challenges and Opportunities for the Century Ahead, celebrating 100 years anniversary of Osmania University, India.

    • (in press)

      • ‘General Education: A Reconsideration’, in Reflexiones Sobre los Estudios Generales en Educación Superior’, Baranquilla, Colombia: Uninorte.

       

       

       

       

      Forewords in books

      2017   

      • Foreword for Dilly Fung, A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education.  London: UCL Press.

       

      2016    

      • Foreword for Jamie P Halsall and Michael Snowden (eds.) The Pedagogy of the Social Sciences Curriculum.  Springer.

      • Foreword for Nuraan Davids and Yusef Waghid, Educational leadership-in-becoming: On the potential of leadership in action. Routledge.
      • Foreword for Norman J Jackson (ed), Exploring Learning Ecologies.  Chalk Mountain.
      • Foreword for Stephen Heap (ed), The Universities We Need: Theological Developments. Routledge.
      • Foreword for Henk Huijser and Megan Kek, Problem-based learning into the future: Imagining an agile PBL ecology for learning.  Springer.

       

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