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On Higher Education: The Academic Enterprise in an Era of Rising Student Consumerism

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On Higher Education is about the consequences of the student revolt of the 1960's and the decline of faculty influence. This shift from emphasis on academic merit to student consumerism is one of two great reversals of direction in the history of American higher education. This is a book for those curious about our society and its institutions and for all who share a civic concern about the society's future.

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Overview

On Higher Education is about the consequences of the student revolt of the 1960's and the decline of faculty influence. This shift from emphasis on academic merit to student consumerism is one of two great reversals of direction in the history of American higher education. This is a book for those curious about our society and its institutions and for all who share a civic concern about the society's future.

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<:st> Reprint of the classic original of 1980 (which is cited in ). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875894843
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1980
  • Series: The Carnegie Council Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 421

Meet the Author

David Riesman (1909-2002) was Henry Ford II Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Harvard University. Before teaching at Harvard he taught at the University of Chicago and University of Buffalo Law School. He is the author of numerous books, including Thorstein Veblen, The Lonely Crowd, and Variety in American Education.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Author
1 The Era of Faculty Dominance and Its Decline 1
2 Sources of Faculty Hegemony 42
3 The Rise of Student Disaffection 65
4 College Marketing and Student Customers 105
5 The Limits of Student Choice: The Evangelical Colleges 162
6 Student Power in the Public Community Colleges 179
7 The Free Market, "Marginal Differentiation," and Restrictions on Diversity 197
8 Providing Information to Guide Student Choice 225
9 Student Consumerism and Educational Change 271
10 Protecting Students by Voluntary Action: Regional Accrediting Associations 322
11 Government Intervention for Consumer Protection 344
Bibliography 381
Name Index 400
Subject Index 406
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