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Higher Learning in America, 1980-2000 - Arthur Levine

Higher Learning in America, 1980-2000

By: Arthur Levine (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780801848612
Number Of Pages: 408
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"The next decade promises to be a challenging one for colleges and universities. This book explains why... The essays provide an informative historical guide of the past decade while also looking into the future of higher education." -- Christian Science Monitor.

This book examines the political, economic, and demographic shifts putting pressure on the current system. The contributors discuss research universities, liberal-arts colleges, and community colleges... The essays provide an informative historical guide of the past decade while also looking into the future of higher education. * Christian Science Monitor * An impressive collection of essays... There is more than enough to interest almost any academic reader. -- Eugene Arden * Academe * The next decade promises to be a challenging one for colleges and universities. This book explains why... The essays provide an informative historical guide of the past decade while also looking into the future of higher education. * Christian Science Monitor *

Preface
Introduction
A Dynamic Environment
Government and Higher Educationp. 3
The Economy and Higher Educationp. 20
Institutions in Transition
Federalism in American Higher Educationp. 39
Research Universities in a New Era: From the 1980s to the 1990sp. 67
Liberal Arts Colleges: What Price Survival?p. 86
Community Colleges: Making Winners Out of Ordinary Peoplep. 100
California: A Multisegment Systemp. 114
Higher Education Coordination: Australia and the United Statesp. 131
The Return to Europe: Issues in Post-Communist Higher Educationp. 149
Changing Constituencies
Faculty: Differentiation and Dispersionp. 163
The President: A Precarious Perchp. 179
Students: Interests, Culture, and Activismp. 203
Governing Boardsp. 222
Evolving Curriculum and Disciplines
New Dimensions for General Educationp. 243
The Humanities in the 1990sp. 259
Hearts, Brains, and Education: A New Alliance for Science Curriculump. 273
Critical Issues
Improving the Quality of Instructionp. 287
Behind the Open Door: Disadvantaged Studentsp. 309
Campus Climate in the 1980s and 1990s: Decades of Apathy and Renewalp. 322
Diversity on Campusp. 333
Standardized Testing in a National Contextp. 344
Afterword: A Personal Note on Clark Kerrp. 361
Contributorsp. 365
Name Indexp. 367
Subject Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9780801848612
ISBN-10: 080184861X
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54