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Explores the main significance of the German university in its pioneering emphasis on the search for new knowledge rather than the transmission, from older to younger generations, of relatively static professional canons. Teaching staff came increasingly to be recruited from scholars and scientists who had researched, discovered and made public new interpretations and were expected to continue to do so as a part of their official duties.

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John L. Rury and Eileen H. Tamura (eds.), Oxford Handbook of the History of Education (Oxford: Oxford U. Press, 2019, 275-288.

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