PREFERRED TERM
academic abstention  
DEFINITION
  • The term academic abstention appears to be the creation of Harry T. Edwards and Virginia D. Nordin, because it first appeared in the literature in their 1979 book, Higher Education and the Law. As it applies to higher education, academic abstention reflects the ideological basis of academic autonomy and freedom that was established at the formation of universities in medieval times. [Source: Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education; Academic Abstention]
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URI
https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/academic_abstention
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