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ERIC Number: EJ815648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-10
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
What Colleges Can Learn from Recessions Past
Breneman, David W.
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n7 pA112 Oct 2008
The present financial and credit crisis is unprecedented in recent history, resembling in many ways the onset of the Depression of the 1930s more than subsequent recessions. Presumably, one has learned something about managing such events and will not permit the current economic mess to deteriorate to Depression levels. In this article, the author discusses what one can learn from the recent past about how higher education has fared during economic downturns, and how colleges have adapted in the aftermaths. The record suggests that colleges will find ways to absorb the changes, adapting as necessary, and that higher education will continue to be a vital enterprise for the millions of citizens who depend on it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A