American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges / Edition 3

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges / Edition 3

by Philip G. Altbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801899052

ISBN-13: 9780801899058

Pub. Date: 04/12/2011

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This new edition explores current issues of central importance to the academy: leadership, accountability, access, finance, technology, academic freedom, the canon, governance, and race. Chapters also deal with key constituencies -- students and faculty -- in the context of a changing academic environment.

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This new edition explores current issues of central importance to the academy: leadership, accountability, access, finance, technology, academic freedom, the canon, governance, and race. Chapters also deal with key constituencies -- students and faculty -- in the context of a changing academic environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801899058
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : the contexts of American higher education1
Ch. 1Patterns in higher education development15
Ch. 2The ten generations of American higher education38
Ch. 3Autonomy and accountability : who controls academe?71
Ch. 4Academic freedom : past, present, and future beyond September 1191
Ch. 5Challenges facing higher education in the twenty-first century115
Ch. 6The federal government and higher education163
Ch. 7The states and higher education198
Ch. 8The legal environment : the implementation of legal change on campus226
Ch. 9The hidden hand : external constituencies and their impact253
Ch. 10Harsh realities : the professoriate faces a new century287
Ch. 11College students in changing contexts315
Ch. 12The dilemma of presidential leadership340
Ch. 13Financing higher education : who should pay?369
Ch. 14Technology and higher education : opportunities and challenges for the new era393
Ch. 15Graduate education and research : interdependence and strain425
Ch. 16Curriculum in higher education : the historical roots of contemporary issues462
Ch. 17Markets in higher education : students in the seventies, patents in the eighties, copyrights in the nineties486
Ch. 18Race in higher education : making meaning of an elusive moving target517

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