On Higher Education: Selected Writings, 1956-2006

On Higher Education: Selected Writings, 1956-2006

by Burton R. Clark

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ISBN-13: 9780801890215
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 600
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Burton R. Clark is professor emeritus of higher education at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of numerous books and journal articles, including Sustaining Change in Universities: Continuities in Case Studies and Concepts, Creating Entrepreneurial Universities: Organizational Pathways of Transformation, and Places of Inquiry: Research and Advanced Education in Modern Universities.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Patricia J. Gumport
Introduction
Part One: Fashioning an Analytical Mode
Introduction to Chapter 1
1. Organizational Adaptation and Precarious Values
Introduction to Chapters 2 and 3
2. The "Cooling-Out" Function in Higher Education
3. The "Cooling-Out" Function Revisited
Introduction to Chapters 4 and 5
4. The Organizational Saga in Higher Education
5. Belief and Loyalty in College Organization
Part Two: Probing the American National System
Introduction to Chapter 6
6. College Image and Student Selection
Introduction to Chapter 7
7. The Clark-Trow Typology of Student Cultures
Introduction to Chapter 8
8. Organizational Adaptation to Professionals
Introduction to Chapter 9
9. Interorganizational Patterns in Education
Introduction to Chapter 10
10. The Wesleyan Story: The Importance of Moral Capital
Introduction to Chapter 11
11. Development of the Sociology of Higher Education
Part Three: Cultivating Cross-National Insight
Introduction to Chapter 12
12. Italy: A Case Study of System Failure
Introduction to Chapter 13
13. Order and Disorder in Higher Education
Introduction to Chapter 14
14. Coping with Conflicting Values: An International View
Introduction to Chapter 15
15. The Case for Bottom-Heavy Federalism
Introduction to Chapter 16
16. Useful Disciplinary Perspectives in Probing Higher Education
Introduction to Chapter 17
17. The High School and the University: What Went Wrong in America, Part 2
Introduction to Chapter 18
18. Differentiation and Integration of the Academic Profession
Introduction to Chapter 19
19. The Logic of the Profession
Introduction to Chapter 20
20. The Absorbing Errand
Introduction to Chapter 21
21. The Academic Life: Small Worlds, Different Worlds
Introduction to Chapter 22
22. Schools of Education: The Academic-Professional Seesaw
Introduction to Chapter 23
23. Is California the Model for OECD Futures?
Introduction to Chapter 24
24. The Problem of Complexity in Modern Higher Education
Introduction to Chapter 25
25. The Modern Integration of Research Activities with Teaching and Learning
Introduction to Chapter 26
26. Substantive Growth and Innovative Organization: New Categories for Higher Education Research
Introduction to Chapter 27
27. Small Worlds, Different Worlds: The Uniquenesses and Troubles ofAmerican Academic Professions
Introduction to Chapter 28
28. University Transformation for the Twenty-First Century
Introduction to Chapter 29
29. The Insulated Americans: Five Lessons from Abroad
Part Four: Revealing the Armature of University Change
Introduction to Chapter 30
30. Delineating the Character of the Entrepreneurial University
Introduction to Chapter 31
31. Genetic Entrepreneurialism among American Universities
Introduction to Chapter 32
32. Overcoming the Disconnect between Researchers andPractitioners
Introduction to Chapter 33
33. The Advantages of Case Study Narratives in UnderstandingContinuity and Change in Universities
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Index

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