Global ethics and the role of academics

van den Anker, C. (2008) Global ethics and the role of academics. Human Rights Human Welfare Roundtable. Available from:

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Academics have a social and professional responsibility that stems from their individual duties as global citizens. With their privileged position as lifelong learners they need to assess carefully where they direct their attention for research, their teaching and their exchange of knowledge with the wider public. This means that academic freedom does not only bring a range of rights, it also involves duties to develop and advocate ethical positions on real-life dilemmas and to engage in self-reflection on being in the role of contributing to oppression.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:global ethics, academic responsibility
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:12867
Deposited By: Dr C. Van Den Anker
Deposited On:25 Nov 2010 16:11
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 17:08

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