Two Cheers for Higher Education : Why American Universities Are Stronger Than Ever--and How to Meet the Challenges They Face (eBook, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Two Cheers for Higher Education : Why American Universities Are Stronger Than Ever--and How to Meet the Challenges They Face

Author: Steven Brint
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading expert challenges the prevailing gloomy outlook on higher education with solid evidence of its successesCrushing student debt, rapidly eroding state funding, faculty embroiled in speech controversies, a higher-education market disrupted by online competition-today's headlines suggest that universities' power to advance knowledge and shape American society is rapidly declining. But Steven Brint, a renowned  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Brint
ISBN: 9780691184890 0691184895
OCLC Number: 1124355471
Description: 1 online resource : 21 black and white illustrations, 21 tables
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
1. The Universities Expansion Made --
2. The Academic Professions and American Society --
3. The Rise of Academic Innovationism --
4. College for All --
5. Multiplying Status Locations --
6. The Priorities of Patrons --
7. An Accumulation of Administration --
8. Focus on the Classroom --
9. Other Challenges: Cost, Online Competition, Contentious Speech --
10. The Ends of Knowledge --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
References --
Index
Responsibility: Steven Brint.

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Focusing on the years 1980-2015, Brint details the trajectory of American universities, which was influenced by evolving standards of disciplinary professionalism, market-driven partnerships, and the  Read more...

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"Co-Winner of the Emory Elliott Book Award, UCR Center for Ideas & Society" "Honorable Mention for the Pierre Bourdieu Award for Best Book, Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Read more...

 
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