ERIC Number: ED427629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political and Economic Challenges.
Altbach, Philip G., Ed.; Berdhal, Robert O., Ed.; Gumport, Patricia J., Ed.
This book presents 17 papers on higher education, organized into four parts, which address the higher education setting, external forces, the academic community, and central issues for the 21st century. Following an introduction by the editors, the papers are: (1) "Patterns in Higher Education Development" (Philip G. Altbach); (2) "The Ten Generations of American Higher Education" (Roger Geiger); (3) "Autonomy and Accountability: Who Controls Academe?" (Robert O. Berdahl and T. R. McConnell); (4) "Academic Freedom: Past, Present, and Future" (Robert M. O'Neil); (5) "Issues Facing Higher Education in the Twenty-first Century" (Ami Zusman); (6) "The Federal Government and Higher Education" (Lawrence E. Gladieux and Jacqueline E. King); (7) "The States and Higher Education" (Aims C. McGuinnes, Jr.); (8) "The Legal Environment: The Implementation of Legal Change on Campus" (Michael A. Olivas); (9) "The Hidden Hand: External Constituencies and Their Impact" (Fred F. Harcleroad); (10) "Harsh Realities: The Professorate Faces a New Century" (Philip G. Altbach); (11) "Students, Colleges, and Society: Considering the Interconnections" (Eric L. Dey and Sylvia Hurtado); (12) "The Dilemma of Presidential Leadership" (Robert Birnbaum); (13) "Financing Higher Education: Who Should Pay?" (D. Bruce Johnstone); (14) "Technology and Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Era" (Patricia J. Gumport and Marc Chun); (15) "Graduate Education and Research: Interdependence and Strain" (Patricia J. Gumport); (16) "The Canon and the Curriculum: Multicultural Revolution and Traditionalist Revolt" (John K. Wilson); and (17) "Race in Higher Education: The Continuing Crisis" (Philip G. Altbach, Kofi Lomotey, and Shariba Rivers Kyle). (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Educational Responsibility, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Outcomes of Education, Role of Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Trend Analysis
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8018-5888-7, $52; paperback: ISBN-0-8018-5889-5, $24.95).
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