9780470480069

The Shaping of American Higher Education Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470480069

  • ISBN10:

    0470480068

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/9/2009
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

Similar to the first edition, The Shaping of American Higher Education combines historical and current events up to the mid 1990s. In this edition though, the revised text provides updated data and tables, new material on faculty, student admissions, and management practices, as well as a new chapter on the contemporary era. The book explores topics like curricular expansion, institutional growth, secular governance, and more. With end-of-chapter questions, this textbook presents a history of American higher education, with an emphasis on developments impacting current conditions, to students, professors, and practitioners.

Author Biography

M. Cohen is professor emeritus of higher education at UCLA, editor-in-chief of New Directions for Community Colleges, and coauthor of The American Community College, Fifth Edition from Jossey-Bass. Carrie B. Kisker is an editor, researcher, and educational consultant in Los Angeles. She has taught courses on the history of higher education and on citizenship, leadership, and service, and is the former managing editor of New Directions for Community Colleges.

Table of Contents

The Authorsp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Preface to the First Editionp. xiii
Introduction: A Framework for Studying the History of Higher Educationp. 1
Establishing the Collegiate Form in the Colonies: 1636-1789p. 13
Societal Context
Institutions
Students
Faculty
Curriculum
Governance
Finance
Outcomes
The Diffusion of Small Colleges in the Emergent Nation: 1790-1869p. 57
Societal Context
Institutions
Students
Faculty
Curriculum
Governance
Finance
Outcomes
University Transformation as the Nation Industrializes: 1870-1944p. 105
Societal Context
Institutions
Students
Faculty
Curriculum
Governance
Finance
Outcomes
Mass Higher Education in the Era of American Hegemony: 1945-1975p. 187
Societal Context
Institutions
Students
Faculty
Curriculum
Governance
Finance
Outcomes
Maintaining the Diverse System in an Era of Consolidation: 1976-1993p. 307
Societal Context
Institutions
Students
Faculty
Curriculum
Governance
Finance
Outcomes
Privatization, Corporatization, and Accountability in the Contemporary Era: 1994-2009p. 435
Societal Context
Institutions
Students
Faculty
Curriculum
Governance
Finance
Outcomes
Referencesp. 577
Name Indexp. 603
Subject Indexp. 609
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