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The uses of the University

The uses of the University

Author: Clark Kerr
Publisher: Cambridge (MA) ; London : Harvard University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats

This edition brings the research university into the 21st century. The multiversity that Clark Kerr discovered now finds itself in an age of apprehension with few certainties. Kerr gives five general  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Kerr
ISBN: 0674005325 9780674005327
OCLC Number: 876621310
Description: XIII, 261 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: * Preface, 2001: A New Century for Higher Education * Preface, 1963 *1. The Idea of a Multiversity *2. The Realities of the Federal Grant University *3. The Future of the City of Intellect *4. Reconsiderations after the Revolts of the 1960s *5. Attempted Reforms That Failed *6. Commentaries on the Golden Age of the Research University *7. A New Age? From Increasing Federal Riches to Increasing State Poverty *8. Hard Choices *9. The "City of Intellect" in a Century for the Foxes? * Notes * Index
Responsibility: by Clark Kerr.


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