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Higher Education and the American Dream

Success and its Discontent


Marvin Lazerson is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Public Policy, Central European University and Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the National Academy of Education and a distinguished educational scholar and teacher, he has taught at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of British Columbia. At Penn, he served as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and as the University’s Interim Provost.

"Marvin Lazerson’s new book is exactly what is needed: a readable, cogent explanation of how the U.S. can have the best system of higher education in the world, but also a system that seems to be coming apart at the seams.”
—Susan Fuhrman, President Teachers College, Columbia University, President of the National Academy of Education

"In prose remarkable for its clarity and analysis remarkable for its fair-mindedness, this volume delivers a penetrating, nuanced account of American universities in the twenty-first century. Blessedly without rant or cant, the book tackles topics that range from the rise of the managerial class to the failed attempts to reform practice in the classroom. It’s a smart provocation—a must-read for anyone who cares about where our universities are heading.”
—David L. Kirp, Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and author of Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education

"Professor Lazerson gives an insightful account of American higher education based on years of study and first-hand experience. He discusses both the problems and the accomplishment of our universities with equal care and thus, succeeds in providing a useful and illuminating analysis.”
—Derek Bok, Harvard University, President-emeritus

"Marvin Lazerson’s magnificent book is not only comprehensive, but it is written from an all-embracing point of view: seeing higher education in America as an expression of the American Dream. This book should be on the reading list of all who want to understand  America’s actions, role and image in the world today, with and equal emphasis on their successes and the discontents they create.”
—Yehuda Elkana, Rector and President-emeritus, Central European University

Contents

Acknowledgments, Introduction: Houses, automobiles, and higher education, Part I The Gospel of Getting Ahead Chapter 1 Building the dream (and worrying about it), Chapter 2 Higher education as vocational education, Part II Governance and Managerial Dilemmas Chapter 3 Who governs higher education?, Chapter 4 Managerial imperatives, Part III The Teaching and Learning Conundrum Chapter 5 Academic disciplines, research imperatives, and undergraduate learning, Chapter 6 A revolution in teaching and learning, Part IV Making Things Better Chapter 7 Why is higher education so hard to reform?, References, Name Index, Subject Index

"How, asks Marvin Lazerson, can a higher education system that depended so heavily on the dreams of so many millions of Americans have lost its way so completely? His readable and quietly authoritative response to this value-laden question has relevance far beyond the US." - Times Higher Education

"The unique perspective of this long-term administrator and education historian made Lazerson's memoir particularly compelling. Lazerson acknowledges many of the challenges facing American higher education, especially in the current economic downturn. Perhaps with hard work, including strong systems of truly shared governance, more and more Americans will be able to partake in the American dream Lazerson professes." - Academe

2010
232 pages
ISBN 978-963-9776-79-1 cloth $40.00 / €34.95 / £30.00


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