American Higher Education: A History

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St. Martin's Griffin, 1996 - Education - 375 pages
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The roots of controversy surrounding higher education in the US extend deep into the past. This original, incisive history goes far in offering a needed sense of perspective on current debates over such issues as access, costs, academic quality, social equity, and curricula. Eminently readable and always lively, this timely historical account is sure to be an invaluable resource for assessing the present condition and future prospects of American colleges and universities.

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Lucas (education, Univ. of Arkansas) touches upon many of the current debates in the academic world and shows how these controversies are really not new. One might believe that the early academics ... Read full review

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Christopher J. Lucas is Professor of Higher Education and Policy Studies, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. He is the author of "New Faculty.

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