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The academic revolution

Author: Christopher Jencks; David Riesman
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Jencks, Christopher.
Academic revolution.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1968
(OCoLC)574073332
Online version:
Jencks, Christopher.
Academic revolution.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1968
(OCoLC)607746508
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Jencks; David Riesman
OCLC Number: 176014
Description: xvii, 580 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The academic revolution in perspective: Traditional colleges and their clients --
The spread of meritocratic institutions --
The rise of the university --
The university college --
2. The war between the generations: Academic age-grading yesterday and today --
The role of student subcultures --
The adult backlash and the "safe" colleges --
3. Social stratification and mass higher education: Education versus certification --
Social stratification in America --
Cultural stratification in America --
The emergence of mass higher education --
Higher education as a social sieve --
College versus the upwardly mobile: pricing --
College versus the upwardly mobile: tests --
College versus the upwardly mobile: motivation --
Toward a more open society: financial reform --
Toward a more open society: academic reform --
Mobility or equality? --
4. Nationalism versus localism: The early localists --
The rise of national professions --
Non-meritocratic nationalization --
Politics, taxes, and localism --
Regional variations --
Localism, pluralism, and meritocracy --
Localism and commuting --
Geographic dispersion and community development --
Age and sponsorship in nationalization --
5. The professional schools: Professionalism and its consequences --
Seminaries --
Medical schools --
Military academies --
Engineering schools --
Teachers colleges --
Graduate schools of arts and sciences --
An overview --
6. Class interests and the "public-private" controversy: The bifurcation of higher education --
The financing of public and private colleges --
Admissions requirements in the public and private sectors --
College imagery and self-imagery --
7. Feminism, masculinism, and coeducation: The rise of coeducation --
The women's colleges --
8. Protestant denominations and their colleges: Protestant denominationalism --
Diversity, separatism, and the founding of new colleges --
natural selection and evolution among denominational colleges --
The holdouts face the future --
9. Catholics and their colleges: Catholicism in America --
The control of Catholic colleges --
Professionalism: clerical versus lay models --
Defining a clientele: sex --
Defining a clientele: geography --
Defining a clientele: class --
Defining a clientele: ethnicity --
The future of the Catholic colleges --
10. Negroes and their colleges: Negroes in America --
The evolution of the Negro colleges --
The fruits of oppression --
The future of the Negro colleges: recruitment --
The future of the private Negro colleges --
Alternatives for the private Negro colleges --
The future of the public Negro colleges --
Conclusion and postscript --
11. The anti-university colleges: The community college movement --
The general education movement --
Other non-academic professions and organizations --
12. Reforming the graduate schools: The pitfalls of nostalgia --
Starting at the top --
"Pure" versus "applied" work --
Disciplines versus subdisciplines: the need for more mobility and anarchy --
The art of teaching.
Responsibility: Christopher Jencks & David Riesman.

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