California Idea and American Higher Education, 1850 to the 1960 Master Plan

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Overview


"California exceptionalism is a very real thing, but its essence has always been elusive. Not so in the case of John Douglass' treatment of California higher education. He has captured brilliantly the economic, political, and social roots of that remarkable system. His work will help us all.”—Neil Smelser, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California
"For those interested in the University of California, in higher education throughout the state, and—above all—for anyone concerned about life in this country's higher education systems, John Douglass' book is a must read. He brings history, thoughtful perspective, and marvelous creative intelligence to a very tricky set of issues, and we will be leaning upon his insights for many years."—Barry Munitz, President, The J. Paul Getty Trust, and former Chancellor of the California State University system
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"This book offers persuasive and in many ways unprecedented history of the policy debates that gave California one of the most comprehensive and influential public university systems in the world. . . . Douglass's important work offers a basis for considering both the remarkable strengths of Progressive university building and the antidemocratic elements that, contrary to conventional wisdom, may be the source of its increasing weakness today."—American Literature

"Douglass has made a long-needed contribution. Those who study and work in higher education will profit from readitng this carefully constructed history."—Journal of the West

"California exceptionalism is a very real thing, but its essence has always been elusive. Not so in the case of John Douglass' treatment of California higher education. He has captured brilliantly the economic, political, and social roots of that remarkable system. His work will help us all."—Neil Smelser, Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California

"For those interested in the University of California, in higher education throughout the state, and—above all—for anyone concerned about life in this country's higher education systems, John Douglass' book is a must read. He brings history, thoughtful perspective, and marvelous creative intelligence to a very tricky set of issues, and we will be leaning upon his insights for many years."—Barry Munitz, President, The J. Paul Getty Trust, and former Chancellor of the California State University system

"John Douglass has succeeded in one of the most difficult of scholarly challenges—presenting a large and complex topic with remarkable clarity, insight, and narrative skill. is fascinating history and a significant contribution to our understanding of the people and the forces that created California's renowned system of higher education."—Richard C. Atkinson, President of the University of California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804731898
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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John Aubrey Douglass is Senior Research Fellow for Public Policy and Higher Education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Introduction: California and a Great American Movement 1
1 Statehood and the Idea of a University 19
2 A Fourth Branch of Government 46
3 Progressives and the California Idea 81
4 The Promise of Mass Higher Education and the Junior College 114
5 The Depression and a Regional College Movement 135
6 Postwar Planning and Higher Education 170
7 Rising Costs, the Red Scare, and the End of the Postwar Consensus 198
8 The Commodity of Education and the Race for New Campuses 223
9 Governor Brown, Clark Kerr, and the Demand for Reform 246
10 Negotiating the Master Plan and the Fate of Higher Education in California 265
11 Selling the Plan and the Beginning of a New Era 298
Epilogue: The Master Plan Legacy 314
App. 1 California Higher Education Time Line 327
App. 2 California Educational Institutions, 1850-1995 345
App. 3 California Higher Education Enrollment 358
Notes 361
Bibliography 409
Index 435
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