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Academic System in American Society

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ISBN-10: 1560009217

ISBN-13: 9781560009214

Edition: 1996

Authors: Alain Touraine, Clark Kerr

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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 become more intense. Community colleges still try to provide equal educational opportunities for the poor and the minorities, without much success. And the university has not yet resolved the conflict between being the home of impartial inquiry and research and serving constituent interests.Touraine views American higher education as a system within a definite, though changing, social context. He…    
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
National Integration
The Consolidation of the Social Hierarchy
Power and Professors
Protest
Integration or Disintegration of the Academic System
References
Index