ERIC Number: EJ394323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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The Organized Contradictions of Academe: Barriers Facing the Next Academic Revolution.
Rau, William; Baker, Paul J.
Teaching Sociology, v17 n2 p161-83 Apr 1989
Examines the organized contradictions linked to the simultaneous bureaucratization and professionalization of academe that restrict excellence in undergraduate instruction. Presents a general systems model that points out the need for a coordinated set of changes which, if institutionalized, could lead to an academic revolution. Responses by Lee Bowker and Zelda Gamson follow. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, College Environment, College Faculty, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Power Structure, Research Universities, Sociology, Student College Relationship, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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