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For the Common GoodA New History of Higher Education in America

For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Charles Dorn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? What, exactly, is higher education good for? This book challenges the ... More

The Instrumental UniversityEducation in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

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

Nothing Succeeds Like FailureThe Sad History of American Business Schools

Nothing Succeeds Like Failure: The Sad History of American Business Schools

Steven Conn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742071
eISBN:
9781501742088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742071.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Do business schools actually make good on their promises of “innovative,” “outside-the-box” thinking to train business leaders who will put society ahead of money-making? Do they help society by ... More

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