ERIC Number: ED366267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Learning in America 1980-2000.
Levine, Arthur, Ed.
This volume, in honor of higher education expert Clark Kerr, collects 21 papers that look at how and why the uses of the university have changed, are likely to change, and need to change in the years ahead. A Preface by Arthur Levine and an Introduction by Eric Ashby describe Kerr's career and contributions to higher education. Papers are grouped in five sections: A Dynamic Environment, Institutions in Transition, Changing Constituencies, Evolving Curriculum and Disciplines, and Critical Issues. The papers are as follows: (1) "Government and Higher Education" by Patrick M. Callan; (2) "The Economy and Higher Education" by Margaret Gordon; (3) "Federalism in American Higher Education" by Martin Trow; (4) "Research Universities in a New Era: From the 1980s to the 1990s" by Roger L. Geiger; (5) "Liberal Arts Colleges: What Price Survival?" by David W. Breneman; (6) "Community Colleges: Making Winners out of Ordinary People" by Leslie Koltai; (7) "California: A Multisegment System" by Neil J. Smelser; (8) "Higher Education Coordination: Australia and the United States" by Lyman A. Glenny; (9) "The Return to Europe: Issues in Post-Communist Higher Education" by Ladislav Cerych; (10) "Faculty: Differentiation and Dispersion" by Burton R. Clark; (11) "The President: A Precarious Perch" by Judith Block McLaughlin and David Riesman; (12)"Students: Interests, Culture, and Activism" by Philip G. Altbach; (13) "Governing Boards" by Joseph F. Kauffman; (14) "New Dimensions for General Education" by Virginia Smith; (15) "The Humanities in the 1990s" by Alberta Arthurs; (16)"Hearts, Brains, and Education: A New Alliance for Science Curriculum" by Marian Cleeves Diamond; (17) "Improving the Quality of Instruction" by K. Patricia Cross; (18) "Behind the Open Door: Disadvantaged Students" by Flora Mancuso Edwards; (19) "Campus Climate in the 1980s and 1990s: Decades of Apathy and Renewal" by Ernest L. Boyer; (20) "Diversity on Campus" by Arthur Levine: and (21) "Standardized Testing in a National Context" by Donald M. Stewart. Also included is "Afterword: A Personal Note on Clark Kerr" by James A. Perkins. Name and subject indexes and information on the contributors are included. Individual papers contain references. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Faculty, College Presidents, College Students, Community Colleges, Coordination, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Institutional), Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Governing Boards, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Standardized Tests, Universities
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218-4319 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Australia; California; Europe; Kerr (Clark)