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The State of Higher Education in the United States

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Authors
Steirer, Gregory
Issue Date
2012
Publisher
서울대학교 미국학연구소
Citation
미국학, Vol.35 No.1, pp. 219-245
Description
Andrew Delbanco. College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2012. $24.95. 240 pages. ISBN: 978-0691130736.

Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa. Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $25.00. 272 pages. ISBN: 978-0226028569.

Benjamin Ginsburg. The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. $29.95. 265 pages. ISBN: 978-0199782444.

Dan Angel and Terry Connelly. Riptide: The New Normal for Higher Education. Ashland, Kentucky: The Publishing Place, 2011. $20.00. 270 Pages. ISBN: 978-0983509523.
Abstract
For the last half a century, the American system of higher education has widely been hailed as one of the United States’ greatest institutional accomplishments. Offering advanced education to all United States citizens regardless of ability, fostering diversity and class mobility, and offering students an unprecedented degree of educational choice, the United States system has enabled millions of ordinary Americans to learn new skills, undertake research, and improve their earning power. Even more remarkable, the system has managed to secure this fundamentally populist orientation within a meritocratic structure designed to identify, foster, and reward exceptional ability. Without abandoning their commitment to the common man, American universities have long functioned as intellectual hubs, educating a substantial portion of the world’s business and scholarly elite and serving as one of the world’s primary loci for technological innovation and scientific discovery.
ISSN
1229-4381
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/88694
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