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

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

by David Riesman
 

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

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

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ISBN-13:
9780875894843
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1980
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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