ERIC Number: ED373680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in American Society. Third Edition.
Altbach, Philip G., Ed.; And Others
This collection of 16 essays explore the effects and implications of the changing relationship between external societal influences and academic institutions in the United States. A foreword by Clark Kerr is entitled, "American Society Turns More Assertive: A New Century Approaches for Higher Education in the United States." The essays are: (1) "Campus and Commonwealth: A Historical Interpretation" (John R. Thelin); (2) "Academic Freedom in Delocalized Academic Institutions" (Walter P. Metzger); (3) "Autonomy and Accountability: Some Fundamental Issues" (Robert O. Berdahl and T. R. McConnell); (4) "Academic Freedom at the End of the Century: Professional Labor, Gender, and Professionalism" (Sheila Slaughter); (5) "Economics and Financing of Higher Education: The Tension Between Quality and Equity" (W. Lee Hansen and Jacob O. Stampen); (6) "The Federal Government and Higher Education" (Lawrence E. Gladieux and others); (7) "The States and Higher Education" (Aims C. McGuinness, Jr.); (8) "The Courts" (Walter C. Hobbs); (9) "Other External Constituencies and Their Impact on Higher Education" (Fred F. Harcleroad); (10) "Problems and Possibilities: The American Academic Profession" (Philip G. Altbach); (11) "College Students in Changing Contexts" (Eric L. Dey and Sylvia Hurtado); (12) "Comparative Reflections on Leadership in Higher Education" (Martin Trow); (13) "It's Academic: The Politics of the Curriculum" (Irving J. Spitzberg, Jr.); (14) "Graduate Education: Changing Conduct in Changing Contexts" (Patricia J. Gumport); (15) "Current and Emerging Issues Facing Higher Education in the United States" (Ami Zusman); and (16) "The Insulated Americans: Five Lessons from Abroad" (Burton R. Clark). (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Accountability, College Curriculum, College Students, Comparative Education, Court Litigation, Economic Climate, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Leadership Responsibility, Private Financial Support, State Government, Teaching (Occupation)
Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Dr., Amherst, NY 14228-2197 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States
Note: For earlier editions, see ED 289 451 and ED 207 405.