The academic revolution / Christopher Jencks and David Riesman.

; Riesman, David, 1909-2002, author
[1st ed.].. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1968.

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Other Authors Riesman, David, 1909-2002,
Subjects Education, Higher -- History.
Education, Higher.
Studentenbewegung.
USA.
United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- History.
Universities and colleges.
Description xvii, 580 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-558) and index.
Contents 1. The academic revolution in perspective: Traditional colleges and their clients -- The spread of meritocratic institutions -- The rise of the university -- The university college -- 2. The war between the generations: Academic age-grading yesterday and today -- The role of student subcultures -- The adult backlash and the "safe" colleges -- 3. Social stratification and mass higher education: Education versus certification -- Social stratification in America -- Cultural stratification in America -- The emergence of mass higher education -- Higher education as a social sieve -- College versus the upwardly mobile: pricing -- College versus the upwardly mobile: tests -- College versus the upwardly mobile: motivation -- Toward a more open society: financial reform -- Toward a more open society: academic reform -- Mobility or equality? -- 4. Nationalism versus localism: The early localists -- The rise of national professions -- Non-meritocratic nationalization -- Politics, taxes, and localism -- Regional variations -- Localism, pluralism, and meritocracy -- Localism and commuting -- Geographic dispersion and community development -- Age and sponsorship in nationalization -- 5. The professional schools: Professionalism and its consequences -- Seminaries -- Medical schools -- Military academies -- Engineering schools -- Teachers colleges -- Graduate schools of arts and sciences -- An overview -- 6. Class interests and the "public-private" controversy: The bifurcation of higher education -- The financing of public and private colleges -- Admissions requirements in the public and private sectors -- College imagery and self-imagery -- 7. Feminism, masculinism, and coeducation: The rise of coeducation -- The women's colleges -- 8. Protestant denominations and their colleges: Protestant denominationalism -- Diversity, separatism, and the founding of new colleges -- natural selection and evolution among denominational colleges -- The holdouts face the future -- 9. Catholics and their colleges: Catholicism in America -- The control of Catholic colleges -- Professionalism: clerical versus lay models -- Defining a clientele: sex -- Defining a clientele: geography -- Defining a clientele: class -- Defining a clientele: ethnicity -- The future of the Catholic colleges -- 10. Negroes and their colleges: Negroes in America -- The evolution of the Negro colleges -- The fruits of oppression -- The future of the Negro colleges: recruitment -- The future of the private Negro colleges -- Alternatives for the private Negro colleges -- The future of the public Negro colleges -- Conclusion and postscript -- 11. The anti-university colleges: The community college movement -- The general education movement -- Other non-academic professions and organizations -- 12. Reforming the graduate schools: The pitfalls of nostalgia -- Starting at the top -- "Pure" versus "applied" work -- Disciplines versus subdisciplines: the need for more mobility and anarchy -- The art of teaching.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)176014
(OCoLC)ocm00176014
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Jencks, Christopher.
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