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American Higher Education in Twenty-First Century : Social, Political, and Economic Challenges

American Higher Education in Twenty-First Century : Social, Political, and Economic Challenges - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0801880353

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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Published: 2005
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American Higher Education in Twenty-First Century : Social, Political, and Economic Challenges - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801880353

Philip G. Altbach, Robert O. Berdahl and Patricia J. Gumport

ISBN13: 978-0801880353
ISBN10: 0801880351
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This new edition of American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century offers a critical assessment of much of the current conventional wisdom on the state of higher education in America. While the contributors agree with many critics who argue for ongoing reassessment of public institutions, they strive to provide a more balanced perspective. The contributors take issue with the "crisis" culture that has emerged among critics of current higher education practices, pointing out that the same atmosphere has been present for decades, if not centuries.

A varied group of contributors examine higher education practices around the world, explore the influences of external forces such as federal and state governments on higher education, provide an overview of the constituencies currently at work within higher education, and offers a more detailed analysis of several key issues, including finance, technology, the curriculum, race, and the commercialization of higher education.

Table of Contents

Introduction : the contexts of American higher education p. 1
Patterns in higher education development p. 15
The ten generations of American higher education p. 38
Autonomy and accountability : who controls academe? p. 71
Academic freedom : past, present, and future beyond September 11 p. 91
Challenges facing higher education in the twenty-first century p. 115
The federal government and higher education p. 163
The states and higher education p. 198
The legal environment : the implementation of legal change on campus p. 226
The hidden hand : external constituencies and their impact p. 253
Harsh realities : the professoriate faces a new century p. 287
College students in changing contexts p. 315
The dilemma of presidential leadership p. 340
Financing higher education : who should pay? p. 369
Technology and higher education : opportunities and challenges for the new era p. 393
Graduate education and research : interdependence and strain p. 425
Curriculum in higher education : the historical roots of contemporary issues p. 462
Markets in higher education : students in the seventies, patents in the eighties, copyrights in the nineties p. 486
Race in higher education : making meaning of an elusive moving target p. 517
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