American higher education since World War II : a history
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Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019].
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Aurora Hills - Adult Nonfiction
378.73 GEIGE

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Book
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xxi, 375 pages ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
0691179727, 9780691179728

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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American higher education is nearly four centuries old. But in the decades after World War II, as government and social support surged and enrollments exploded, the role of colleges and universities in American society changed dramatically. Roger Geiger provides the most complete and in-depth history of this remarkable transformation, taking readers from the GI Bill and the postwar expansion of higher education to the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, desegregation and coeducation, and the challenges confronting American colleges today. Shedding critical light on the tensions and triumphs of an era of rapid change, Geiger shows how American universities emerged after the war as the world's most successful system for the advancement of knowledge, how the pioneering of mass higher education led to the goal of higher education for all, and how the zselectivity sweepstakesy for admission to the most elite schools has resulted in increased stratification today. He identifies 1980 as a turning point when the link between research and economic development stimulated a revival in academic research-and the ascendancy of the modern research university-that continues to the present. Sweeping in scope and richly insightful, this groundbreaking book demonstrates how growth has been the defining feature of modern higher education, but how each generation since the war has pursued it for different reasons. It provides the context we need to understand the complex issues facing our colleges and universities today, from rising inequality and skyrocketing costs to deficiencies in student preparedness and lax educational standards. -- Publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Geiger, R. L. (2019). American higher education since World War II: a history . Princeton University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Geiger, Roger L., 1943-. 2019. American Higher Education Since World War II: A History. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

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Geiger, Roger L., 1943-. American Higher Education Since World War II: A History Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2019.

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Geiger, Roger L. American Higher Education Since World War II: A History Princeton University Press, 2019.

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