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In Defense of American Higher Education

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

"A confident overview of the current condition of today's universities. Researchers, policymakers, and graduate students will appreciate the opportunity to react to some of the best minds in the field of higher education as they examine the state of the American university and predict its future direction." -- Peabody Journal of Education

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Contents: Introduction Part One - The University in SocietyChapter 1: The American Academic Model in Comparative Perspective - Philip G. Altbach Chapter Two: Higher Education as a Mature Industry - Arthur Levine Chapter Three: The "Crisis" Crisis in Higher Education: Is that a Wolf or a Pussycat at the Academy's Door? - Robert Birnbaum and Frank Shushok Jr. Chapter Four: Built to Serve: The Enduring Legacy of Public Higher Education - Patricia J. Gumport Chapter 5: The Mass Higher Education to Universal Access: The American Advantage - Martin Trow Chapter 6: Higher Education and Those "Out of Control Costs" - D. Bruce Johnstone Part Two - Within the Academy Chapter 7: The Liberal Arts and the Role of Elite Higher Education - Nannerl O. Keohane Chapter 8: The Technological Revolution: Reflections on the Proper Role of Technology in Higher Education - Jack M. Wilson Chapter 9: Academic Change and Presidential Leadership - Richard M. Freeland Chapter 10: Graduate Education and Research - Jules B. Lapidus Chapter 11: College Students Today: Why We Can't Leave Serendipity To Chance - George D. Kuh Chapter 12: Governance: The Remarkable Ambiguity - George Keller Chapter 13: Understanding the American Academic Profession - Martin J. Finkelstein List of Contributors Index

Portrait

Philip G. Altbach is Monan Professor of Higher Education and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. Patricia J. Gumport is an associate professor of Higher Education and director of the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement at Stanford University. D. Bruce Johnstone is a university professor at State University of New York, Buffalo.

Pressestimmen

Belongs on any academic bookshelf that seeks to balance the wave of criticism now so prevalent in the field. University Business A confident overview of the current condition of today's universities. Researchers, policymakers, and graduate students will appreciate the opportunity to react to some of the best minds in the field of higher education as they examine the state of the American university and predict its future direction. -- Brandyn Payne Peabody Journal of Education The value of this thoughtful collection of essays is more in its enduring than its timely concerns. The legacy of American higher education, we are reminded, is one of resilience, promise, and, to be sure, excellence despite the many challenges it faces in the near and longer terms. -- Matthew Miller Planning for Higher Education 2003 The contributions are informative and gather together scholars and evidence from many areas. -- Leonard L. Baird Teachers College Record 2003 Comprehensive and informative to both academic and non-academic readers. -- Elise Langan Higher Education Policy 2006
EAN: 9780801866555
ISBN: 0801866553
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2001
Seitenanzahl: 376 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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