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Clark Kerr: Leading Proponent of the Instrumental University

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 2 explores the work of Clark Kerr as a thinker and university leader. It examines the Inter-University Study of Labor Problems in Economic Development directed by Kerr, one of the largest ... More


Recollections of the Free Speech Movement

Martin Roysher

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter highlights the role of the FSM in securing the right to conduct political activity on campus that is now so commonplace today and suggests that the FSM seems like a seriocomic accident ... More


Founding the University of California at Irvine: High Modern Social Science and Technocratic Public Policy

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0007
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 6 shows how the University of California at Irvine, planned under Kerr’s guidance, exemplified the instrumental university in its attempt to install perhaps the most pervasive high modern ... More


The New Man Wants Your Soul: Critiquing Managerial Capitalism (1945–1960s)

Christian Olaf Christiansen

in Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198701033
eISBN:
9780191770500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701033.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

As World War II faded into the background, ideas of progressive and ethical business were soon met with criticism from a diversity of economic and political stances, especially concerning the raison ... More


The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Ethan Schrum

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This book argues that Clark Kerr, Gaylord P. Harnwell, and other post-World War II academic leaders set the American research university on a new course by creating the instrumental university. With ... More


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