Foundations of Higher Education

  • Student Politics in America: A Historical Analysis book cover

    Student Politics in America

    A Historical Analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philip G. Altbach

    Students have periodically played an important role in campus political life as well as in societal politics. Students were active in the anti-slavery movement; they rebelled against military service in the Civil War; they staged demonstrations during the Depression; and they were vocal during the…

    Paperback – 1997-06-30
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  • The Degradation of the Academic Dogma book cover

    The Degradation of the Academic Dogma

    1st Edition

    By Robert Nisbet

    This is one of the most important books ever published about the American university. Robert Nisbet accuses universities of having betrayed themselves. Over the centuries they earned the respect of society by attempting to remain faithful to what he terms "the academic dogma," the pursuit of…

    Paperback – 1996-11-30
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  • The Academic System in American Society book cover

    The Academic System in American Society

    1st Edition

    By Alain Touraine

    Although the period of student protests of the 1960s and 1970s has long passed, Alain Touraine argues, in this wide-ranging and vigorous essay, that the period's problems remain with us. Higher degrees have become less and less valuable on the labor market and the demand for academic reform has…

    Paperback – 1996-11-30
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  • Investment in Learning: The Individual and Social Value of American Higher Education book cover

    Investment in Learning

    The Individual and Social Value of American Higher Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by Howard Bowen

    The value of higher education has been under attack as seldom before in American history. We are told of the overeducated American, of the case against college, and of the failure of education to contribute significantly to the reduction of inequality. In this environment, republication of an…

    Paperback – 1996-07-30
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  • Scientific Elite: Nobel Laureates in the United States book cover

    Scientific Elite

    Nobel Laureates in the United States, 2nd Edition

    Edited by William T. Golden

    Scientific Elite is about Nobel prize winners and the well-defined stratification system in twentieth-century science. It tracks the careers of all American laureates who won prizes from 1907 until 1972, examining the complex interplay of merit and privilege at each stage of their scientific lives…

    Paperback – 1995-11-30
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  • Academic Freedom in the Age of the College book cover

    Academic Freedom in the Age of the College

    1st Edition

    By Richard Hofstadter

    When this classic volume first appeared, academic freedom was a crucially important issue. It is equally so today. Hofstadter approaches the topic historically, showing how events from various historical epochs expose the degree of freedom in academic institutions. The volume exemplifies Richard…

    Paperback – 1995-10-31
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  • Future of the Humanities: Teaching Art, Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History book cover

    Future of the Humanities

    Teaching Art, Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History, 1st Edition

    By Walter Kaufmann

    Paperback – 1995-01-31
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  • The Higher Learning in America: A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men book cover

    The Higher Learning in America

    A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men, 2nd Edition

    By Robert Maynard Hutchins

    Perhaps the pivotal book in the reform of higher education in the United States, Robert M. Hutchins' classic is once again available, with a brilliant personal and professional appreciation by Harry S. Ashmore. When it was published in 1936The Higher Learning in Americabrought into focus the root…

    Paperback – 1995-01-30
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  • Making the Grade: The Academic Side of College Life book cover

    Making the Grade

    The Academic Side of College Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Howard S. Becker

    Based on three years of detailed anthropological observation, this account of undergraduate culture portrays students' academic relations to faculty and administration as one of subjection. With rare intervals in crisis moments, student life has always been dominated by grades and grade point…

    Paperback – 1995-01-30
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  • The Academic Man: A Study in the Sociology of a Profession book cover

    The Academic Man

    A Study in the Sociology of a Profession, 1st Edition

    By Logan Wilson

    When it was originally published, The Academic Man was the first full-scale social science-based study on the American academic profession. The issues identified by Logan Wilson in 1942 remain central to any consideration of the American professoriate. Wilson demonstrates the usefulness of a…

    Paperback – 1995-01-30
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  • Universities: American, English, German book cover

    Universities

    American, English, German, 1st Edition

    By Abraham Flexner

    Reprint of the Oxford University Press edition of 1930, with a long new introduction by Clark Kerr. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.…

    Paperback – 1994-07-31
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  • Rebellion in the University book cover

    Rebellion in the University

    1st Edition

    By Seymour Lipset

    Political activity and student unrest have been recurring phenomena in American universities even after they reached their apogee in the 1960s. In Rebellion in the University, Seymour Martin Lipset reviews that turbulent period and places it in a larger historical perspective. He analyzes the…

    Paperback – 1993-01-31
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  • The Distinctive College: Antioch, Reed, and Swathmore book cover

    The Distinctive College

    Antioch, Reed, and Swathmore, 2nd Edition

    Edited by John A. Meacham

    The factors contributing to the greatness of a first-rank liberal arts college are difficult to analyze. Hidden from view in the mysteries of tradition and institutional aura, the insistent questions remain: How has it been done? Can it still be done? In an intensive analysis of three highly…

    Paperback – 1992-01-30
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