For-Profit Higher Education / Edition 1

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Overview

Today a college degree is needed to ensure an avenue to a decent standard of living. The workplace demands lifelong learning, since most workers will change careers several times before retiring. Meanwhile, attaining a degree is becoming more difficult both in terms of the time required and money. This affects not only individuals but encourages lawmakers to seek alternatives. This book examines higher education programs designed for and delivered to working adult students under a unique for-profit model, one that benefits both taxpayer and student.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560009375
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Tucker is professor emeritus of politics at Princeton University. Among his publications are Stalinism: Essays in Historical Interpretation; The Soviet Political Mind, rev. ed.; The Marxian Revolutionary Idea; Stalin as Revolutionary: A Study in History and Personality, 1879-1929; and Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above 1928-1941.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Higher Education for the American Workforce: An Economic Imperative 1
2 Costs and Access in Higher Education 7
3 Adult-Centered Universities: Education for the American Workforce 19
4 The Economic and Academic Advantages of an Adult-Centered University 35
5 Critique of Regulatory Constraints 51
6 Federal Action to Create a National Market in Higher Education Services 69
Epilogue 81
App. A 89
App. B 107
App. C 111
App. D 129
Index 131
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