ERIC Number: ED207405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Higher Education in American Society.
Altbach, Philip G., Ed.; Berdahl, Robert O., Ed.
The wide-ranging impact of social, political and economic forces on higher education and their specific consequences for faculty, students, and administrators is addressed within the broad context of autonomy and accountability. The book is organized around several themes. The first section discusses such basic issues as: the historical development of university-society relations and the role of academic freedom as well as an overview of major crises and developments in education during the last 20 years. External forces and their impact on higher education are considered in the second section, with special emphasis given to the role of state and federal government, the courts, private groups, legal precedents, and collective bargaining as sources of change. The third section focuses on the academic community by analyzing the reactions of faculty, students, administrators, and trustees to rapidly changing educational situations. Contributors to the book include E. D. Duryea, T. R. McConnell, Walter Metzger, Sheila Slaughter, Verne A. Stadtman, Clark Kerr, Marian Gade, John D. Millett, Aims C. McGuinness, Jr., Walter C. Hobbs, Fred F. Harcleroad, Arthur Levine, John W. Nason, Donald J. McCarty, and I. Philip Young. A concluding perspective by Burton R. Clark suggests lessons from abroad. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Academic Freedom, Accountability, College Administration, College Faculty, College Students, Court Litigation, Educational Change, Educational History, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Governing Boards, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Politics, Retrenchment, School Community Relationship, State Government, Teaching (Occupation)
Prometheus Books, 700 East Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14215 ($17.95 cloth, $9.95 paper).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Books
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