Higher Education and the American Dream : : Success and Its Discontents / / Marvin Lazerson.

Marvin Lazerson (professor at the Central European University and the University of Pennsylvania) considers the successes of higher education in the USA and how this has also bred discontent. He traces the development of higher education from the last half of the twentieth century, and considers why...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Central European University Press eBook-Package 2013-1998
Place / Publishing House:Budapest ;, New York : : Central European University Press, , [2022]
Year of Publication:2022
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Physical Description:1 online resource (231 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Houses, Automobiles, and Higher Education
  • Part I. The Gospel of Getting Ahead
  • Chapter 1. Building the dream (and worrying about it)
  • Chapter 2. Higher education as vocational education
  • Part II. Governance and Managerial Dilemmas
  • Chapter 3. Who governs higher education?
  • Chapter 4. Managerial imperatives
  • Part III. The Teaching and Learning Conundrum
  • Chapter 5. Academic disciplines, research imperatives, and undergraduate learning
  • Chapter 6. A revolution in teaching and learning
  • Part IV. Making Things Better
  • Chapter 7. Why is higher education so hard to reform?
  • References
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index