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Knowledge Wars

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explains why concerns about the education system in America in bringing the opportunity bargain are well founded. It begins by studying the globalization of highly skilled workers, or ... More


Teacher education in the Republic of Ireland: a challenging and changing landscape

Teresa O’Doherty

in Teacher Education In Times of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318538
eISBN:
9781447318569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

In this chapter Teresa O'Doherty distinguishes two particular key periods of reform in teacher education. The first is from 1965 to 1975 and saw the creation of colleges of education and the ... More


‘The Next Best Thing’: Official Attitudes towards the Colleges

David Dowland

in Nineteenth-Century Anglican Theological Training: The Redbrick Challenge

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269298
eISBN:
9780191683589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269298.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In the nineteenth century, the colleges did not have to worry about conforming to the rules and standards of the fully centralized Church bureaucracy. Their primary concern was on the attitudes of ... More


In Suburbia

Chester E. Finn and Andrew E. Scanlan

in Learning in the Fast Lane: The Past, Present, and Future of Advanced Placement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691178721
eISBN:
9780691185828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178721.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter explores the Advanced Placement (AP) program in suburban school districts. Even as urban centers like Fort Worth and New York typify today's livelier venues for AP expansion, the program ... More


A Proposal for Deregulation of Public Universities

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The century-old financial model by which American public universities have been funded can no longer provide an affordable high-quality college education for many lower- and middle-income Americans. ... More


Market Forces in Higher Education

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter reviews market forces in higher education. Government appropriations and tuition controls provide disincentives for public universities to rein in expenses and enhance productivity. ... More


Does College Still Pay?

Lisa Barrow and Cecilia Elena Rouse

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter asks whether attending college still worth the costs. The answer to the question is yes. College is definitely still worth the investment. In fact, there are no signs that the value of a ... More


Where the Money Comes From

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter presents the traditional “business plan” of public higher education. In higher education, there is no bottom line except in the sense that colleges must live within their budgets. ... More


The University Prime Directive

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The broad spectrum of American higher education poses great challenges to policy makers. Currently, the best and wealthiest students enroll at the best and wealthiest colleges. Furthermore, the ... More


Introduction

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This book is a proposal for breaking the destructive cycle that is driving up the price of a college education while at the same time eroding the quality of America's public universities. The concept ... More


The Blessing and Curse of Shared Governance

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

There is a traditional belief among the professoriate that faculty governance is an indispensable component of academic freedom and institutional quality in higher education. According to this ... More


Foot in the Door, Mouse in Hand: Low-Income Women, Short-Term Job Training Programs, and IT Careers

Karen Chapple

in Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033459
eISBN:
9780262255929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter begins by explaining how the down skilling of IT occupations and the rising importance of soft skills have created an opportunity for short-term training programs to prepare ... More


“Very Unusual Privileges”

Joan C. Tonn

in Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300096217
eISBN:
9780300128024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300096217.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Mary P. Follett decided to seek college education at a time when very few women aged 18–21 enrolled in college and the public had a generally disdainful image of college women. Women who wanted to ... More


Reforming the Academic Culture

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter proposes ways to streamline university service activities by providing incentives to reduce committee size and eliminate marginally useful committee activities. The idea is to implement ... More


Teaching by Candlelight

Vijay Prashad

in The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680894
eISBN:
9781452948799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680894.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the concept of campus democracy and academic freedom. It argues that the question of affordability of higher education is significant to any discussion of academic freedom. A ... More


Recruiting Presidential Leadership

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Presidential leadership is so crucial to the well-being of colleges and universities that trustees should do everything possible to maximize the chances of picking the right person for the job. Doing ... More


Why Public Universities Cannot Restrain Costs

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The gradual transition from subsidy dependence to tuition dependence for public universities has awakened the forces of supply and demand. Government subsidies have weakened the cost discipline ... More


The Shape of Things to Come

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Public higher education is an unhappy family. The family members are governors and elected officials, trustees, regents and governing boards, college and university presidents and chancellors, and ... More


“The Great Milepost and Turning Point”

Joan C. Tonn

in Mary P. Follett: Creating Democracy, Transforming Management

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300096217
eISBN:
9780300128024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300096217.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

In the summer of 1890, Anna Boynton Thompson made one of her regular summer pilgrimages abroad to study and took Mary P. Follett along. When Thompson returned to America at the end of the summer, ... More


Indigenous Lessons about Sustainability Are Not Just for “All Humanity”

Kyle Whyte, Chris Caldwell, and Marie Schaefer

in Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479894567
eISBN:
9781479822447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894567.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Indigenous peoples are widely recognized as holding insights or lessons about how the rest of humanity can live sustainably or resiliently. Yet it is rarely acknowledged in many literatures that for ... More


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