American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges / Edition 2

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges / Edition 2

by Philip G. Altbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801880351

ISBN-13: 9780801880353

Pub. Date: 02/25/2005

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This new edition of American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century 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

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This new edition of American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century 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.

While the contributors agree with critics who argue for ongoing reassessment of public institutions, they provide a more balanced perspective. They take issue with the "crisis" culture that has emerged among critics of current higher education practices, pointing out that higher education has faced challenges through its history.

By illuminating the complex interplay between institutions and external forces, the book provides a key to guide the endeavors of faculty, students, and administrative leaders. Fully revised and updated, the second edition includes a new chapter on higher education markets. Contributors include Philip G. Altbach, Michael J. Bastedo, Robert O. Berdahl, Robert Birnbaum, Mitchell J. Chang, Marc Chun, Melanie E. Corrigan, Eric L. Dey, Judith S. Eaton, Peter D. Eckel, Roger L. Geiger, Lawrence E. Gladieux, Patricia J. Gumport, Fred. F. Harcleroad, Sylvia Hurtado, D. Bruce Johnstone, Jacqueline E. King, Kofi Lomotey, Aims C. McGuinness Jr., Michael A. Olivas, Robert M. O'Neil, Gary Rhoades, Frank A. Schmidtlein, Sheila Slaughter, and Ami Zusman.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801880353
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
02/25/2005
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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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