The Attack on Higher Education

the attack on higher education American higher education is under attack today as never before. A growing right-wing narrative portrays academia as corrupt, irrelevant, costly, and dangerous to both students and the nation.

The Attack on Higher Education

Compares the current right-wing attack on American higher education to Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1535.

The Attack on Higher Education where Does it Come From

Professor Gould and The Open University Madeleine MacDonald , Roger Dale and Geoff Esland As a prelude to the ISC report , Professor Gould had earlier in the year launched a fierce attack on the Marxist content of some sections of some ...

The Attack on Higher Education  where Does it Come From


Tidal Wave

Democracy (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), chapter 1, “A Genealogy of Ecofeminism,” pp. 3-27. ... Ellen Messer-Davidow, “Manufacturing the Attack on Liberalized Higher Education,” Social Text 36(Fall 1993): 40.

Tidal Wave

Forty years ago few women worked, married women could not borrow money in their own names, schools imposed strict quotas on female applicants, and sexual harassment did not exist as a legal concept. Yet despite the enormous changes for women in America since 1960, and despite a blizzard of books that continue to argue about women's "proper place," there has not been a serious, definitive history of what happened -- until now. Sara M. Evans is one of our foremost historians of women in America. Her book Personal Politics is a classic that captured the origins of the modern women's movement; its successor, Born for Liberty, set the standard for sweeping histories of women. In Tidal Wave Evans again sets the standard by drawing on an extraordinary range of interviews, archives, and published sources to tell the incredible story of the past forty years in women's history. Encompassing both the so-called Second Wave of feminism's initial explosion in the 1960s and 1970s, and the Third Wave of the 1980s and 1990s, she challenges traditional interpretations at every step. She shows that the Second Wave was beset by fragmentation and infighting from the beginning; its slogan, "the personal is political," was both a rallying cry and the seed of its self-destruction. Yet the Third Wave has been surprisingly strong, and almost all women today might be thought of as feminists -- in practice if not in name. From national events, and from leaders of institutions such as NOW and Emily's List to little-known local stories of women who simply wanted more out of their lives only to discover that they were creating a movement, Tidal Wave paints a vast canvas of a society in upheaval -- from politics to economics to popular culture to marriage and the family. Today, Evans argues, the women's movement is as alive and vital as ever, precisely because it has enjoyed such stunning success. Though not all women are comfortable with the term "feminist," the vast majority hold jobs and enjoy previously unimaginable personal freedoms. Never before in American or world history have women experienced full and equal citizenship and opportunity. At last, the extraordinary story can be told.

The Meanings of Mass Higher Education

Gaie Davidson ( 1993 ) Credit Accumulation and Transfer in the British Universities 1990–1993 . London : Universities Association for ... Maurice Kogan and David Kogan ( 1983 ) The Attack on Higher Education . London : Kogan Page . 15.

The Meanings of Mass Higher Education

This book is the first systematic attempt to analyse the growth of mass higher education in a specifically British context, while seeking to develop more theoretical perspectives on this transformation of elite university systems into open post-secondary education systems. It is divided into three main sections. The first examines the evolution of British higher education and the development of universities and other institutions. The second explores the political, social and economic context within which mass systems are developing. What are the links between post-industrial society, a post-Fordist economy and the mass university? The third section discusses the links between massification and wider currents in intellectual and scientific culture.

Reforming Higher Education

Kogan, M. and Kogan, D. (1983) The Attack on Higher Education. London: Kogan Page Publishers. Lawson, N. (1992) The View From No 11: Memoirs of a Tory Radical. London: Bantam Press. Lindop Report (1985) The Report of the Committee of ...

Reforming Higher Education

Examining the relationship between higher education policy and the state, this book focuses on the ways in which the changing concepts of the nature of the state and its role have had an impact on the development of higher education policy in the last thirty years.

Higher Education Management

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University. Kerr, C. (1963) The Uses of the University. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Kogan, M. with Kogan, D. (1983) The Attack on HigherEducation. London: Kogan Page.

Higher Education Management

Many higher education institutions are like small towns, meeting the needs of their members by providing not only specialist teaching and research activities but also residential accommodation, catering, telecommunications, counselling, sports facilities and so on. The management of these institutions is very complex, requiring both generalist and specialist knowledge and skills; and the move to formal strategic planning means that it is no longer acceptable for higher education managers to be aware only of their own relatively narrow areas of expertise. All new managers would benefit from an holistic perspective on managing a whole institution. As such individuals are promoted, such 'helicopter vision' becomes a precondition of their and their institution's success. Higher Education Management provides: * the first comprehensive account of non-academic higher education management. * contributions from distinguished practitioners of university management. * a key resource for all aspiring, trainee and practising managers in higher education.

Reforms in Higher Education

for three years and involved the development of two institutions of higher education within one city in Poland. ... London: Falmer Press, Gould, J. (1977) The Attack on Higher Education: Marxist and Radical Penetration.

Reforms in Higher Education

This text addresses the reforms in the financial and administrative structure of higher education, government intervention in introducing new managerial techniques and quality audits, and the implications of these changes for both academics and administrators. It is one of a series of four volumes which look at the educational dilemmas facing governments, professional educators and practising administrators in the current climate in education. The issues are addressed from international and comparative perspectives.

Higher Education Under Fire

I think that the right - wingers , the neoconservatives , whatever you want to call them , would be very happy if they could take credit for the attack on universities resulting in budget cuts , but I don't think they can .

Higher Education Under Fire

Discusses the political and economic challenges for American colleges and universities, and coping with changing demographics on campus

Democracy and Governance in Higher Education

Jarratt Report ( 1985 ) Report of the Steering Committee for Efficiency Studies in Universities . London : Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals . Kogan , Maurice & Kogan , Philip ( 1983 ) The Attack on Higher Education .

Democracy and Governance in Higher Education

Since the early Eighties a number of themes have dominated the landscape of higher education, among them budget cuts, rationalisation in provision, accountability and quality control, closer links between higher education and the region, and a greater alertness to changes in economic and social policy. At the institutional level, the drive towards a greater degree of latitude and autonomy has found a ready echo among universities and other establishments of higher education. And this, in its turn, has posed major questions about the range of responsibilities central government and administration ought to retain or to delegate. Here is an in-depth treatment of the important legal issues emerging from these developments.

Higher Education at a Crossroads

Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1997 . Giroux , Henry A. Corporate culture and the attack on higher education and public schooling . Bloomington , IN : Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation , 1999 .

Higher Education at a Crossroads

The central argument of this book posits that today's American university is dysfunctional or, perhaps, «Dysacademic.» This affective disorder is traced to the increasingly corporate and performative utilities of many contemporary institutions of higher education. Today's commodified and closed university doesn't transform the self as it once did, when the pedagogy of Bildung emphasized the development of character and culture by teaching «the rules of thought.» Rather, the dysfunctional American university controls, constricts, and normalizes its subjects according to hyper-structured, accreditation-happy, economically driven disciplinary specialization, and a priori established standards and outcomes that work to define and transform the effective utility of higher education. After deconstructing the discourse of Dysacademia, the author outlines his vision for a third curriculum, one wrought with complexity, self-organization, and critical, open spaces.

Leading a Diversity Culture Shift in Higher Education

Noting the trend nationally for legislators to attack public higher education, Ownley expresses concern about the potential for deeper incursions into campus research agendas and academic programs: At some point we have to be proactive ...

Leading a Diversity Culture Shift in Higher Education

Leading a Diversity Culture Shift in Higher Education offers a practical and timely guide for launching, implementing, and institutionalizing diversity organizational learning. The authors draw from extensive interviews with chief diversity officers and college and university leaders to reveal the prevailing models and best practices for strengthening diversity practices within the higher education community today. They complement this original research with an analysis of key contextual factors that shape the organizational learning process including administrative leadership, institutional mission and goals, historical legacy, geographic location, and campus structures and politics. Given the substantive challenge of engendering a cultural shift for diversity in a university setting, this book will serve as a concrete primer for institutions seeking to develop a systematic and progressive approach to diversity organizational learning. Readers will be able to engage with provocative case studies that grapple with the current pressures emanating from diversity training and learn effective strategies for creating more inclusive environments. This book is a perfect resource for institutional leaders, administrators, faculty members, and key campus constituencies who are seeking transformational change, institutional success, and stability in a rapidly diversifying national and global environment.

Higher Education and Employability

This book is not an attack on higher education. To the contrary, in these pages I advocate for a particular mode of education that is already woven into the fabric of some of our best institutions, one that couples academic rigor with ...

Higher Education and Employability

Higher Education and Employability makes a crucial contribution to the current reassessment of higher education in the United States by focusing on how colleges and universities can collaborate with businesses in order to serve the educational and professional interests of their students. Drawing on his extensive experience with universities and the business world, Peter J. Stokes argues that the need for closer alignment between the two sectors has never been more critical—and that the opportunities for partnership have never been greater. This book includes a series of trenchant case studies of particular universities that have developed ambitious collaborative programs—New York University, Northeastern University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Incisive and practical, this book surveys the full range of current partnerships between businesses and higher education and points to opportunities that will best serve students now and in the future.

Coming to Grips with Higher Education

The basic message throughout this book is that it is time for universities to pick up the pace and test-drive some ... They do not want their calls for change to be misconstrued as an attack on higher education, which is then used by ...

Coming to Grips with Higher Education

This book raises some inconvenient truths about higher education, and it challenges several of its cherished assumptions. It then offers specific recommendation for fundamental changes in institutional mission and funding, financial aid, academic curricula and student learning, campus spending, faculty tenure, and intercollegiate athletics.

Knowledge Economy Development and the Future of Higher Education

In 'Development Universities' I explore first the idea of the role of the university in relation to regional development; ... By contrast, see Ellen Messer-Davidow (1993) 'Manufacturing the Attack on Liberalized Higher Education' and P.

Knowledge Economy  Development and the Future of Higher Education

This book reflects on the post-war Western university and its discourses charting the crisis of the concept of the modern university.

Higher education for diversity social inclusion and community

Likewise, Michelle Tokarczyk provides a lens for understanding the disillusionment with higher education as an ... think and feel about their own economic security will we be able to comprehend the attack on universities (Sonius 2017).

Higher education for diversity  social inclusion and community

How does the Council of Europe put into practice its commitment to the promotion of a culture of democracy through education? Over the past decade or so, our societies have been facing increasing difficulties in reconciling acceptance of diversity and social inclusion with the need for community. The search for simple solutions to complex problems, the fact that “fake news” and “alternative facts” are no longer seen as nonsensical expressions, our responses to migration and the “refugee crisis”, and the growth of populism in many parts of Europe present challenges to our societies, and not least to education. Authors from Europe, North America and South Africa outline how higher education could respond to these challenges. The first section makes a strong case for the continuing importance of higher education and research to modern society. The second focuses on higher education institutions and the need for inclusive and diverse campuses. The third section considers opportunities to improve the inclusion of refugees and immigrants in higher education. Whereas the focus in Europe is mostly on refugees, in the United States it is largely on immigrants, further accentuated by the debate on the Dreamers.

Higher Education Strategies in Venezuela

On this book I have tried to convey the view that the attacks on higher education in Venezuela are not so much the attack to the institutions and their actors but the view they have of what higher education should be and the policies ...

Higher Education Strategies in Venezuela


The World Yearbook of Education 1996

Jones, J and Taylor, J (1990) Performance Indicators in Higher Education, Buckingham: The Society for Research into Higher Education, ... Kogan, D and Kogan, M (1983) The Attack on Higher Education, London: Kogan Page.

The World Yearbook of Education 1996

This annual summary of educational policies and practices worldwide includes discussion of multi-skills and flexibility, school-work links, qualifications, and education for skills versus education for status.

The Law of Higher Education

In light of Hickey, universities with local holding cells should make sure that campus police regulations are clear about the proper procedures to be used, particularly in handling individuals who are impaired by alcohol and drugs, ...

The Law of Higher Education

Your must-have resource on the law of higher education Written by recognized experts in the field, the latest edition of The Law of Higher Education offers college administrators, legal counsel, and researchers with the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of the legal implications of administrative decision making. In the increasingly litigious environment of higher education, William A. Kaplin and Barbara A. Lee's clear, cogent, and contextualized legal guide proves more and more indispensable every year. Two new authors, Neal H. Hutchens and Jacob H Rooksby, have joined the Kaplin and Lee team to provide additional coverage of important developments in higher education law. From hate speech to student suicide, from intellectual property developments to issues involving FERPA, this comprehensive resource helps ensure you're ready for anything that may come your way. Includes new material since publication of the previous edition Covers Title IX developments and intellectual property Explores new protections for gay and transgender students and employees Delves into free speech rights of faculty and students in public universities Expands the discussion of faculty academic freedom, student academic freedom, and institutional academic freedom If this book isn't on your shelf, it needs to be.

Creating the Future The 1960s New English Universities

short space of time or that at least some of the new universities were not living up to the assumed UGC's expectations—that is ... The use and abuse of performance indicators in UK higher education. ... The attack on higher education.

Creating the Future  The 1960s New English Universities

This book examines the developments of the UK Higher Education system, from a time of donnish dominion, progressive decline and the increasing role of the market via the introduction of tuition fees. It offers a protracted empirical analysis of the seven new English universities of the 1960s: the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Lancaster, Sussex, Warwick and York. It explores the creation of these universities and investigates how they each responded to a number of centrally-imposed initiatives for change in UK higher education that have emerged since their foundation. It discusses changes in system governance and how the Higher Education policies it generated have impacted upon a particular segment of the English university model. Divided into three parts, the book first deals with such topics as the control the University Grants’ Committee exercised in its heyday and how they initiated the launch of new universities. It then examines policy initiatives on government cuts on grants, research assessment exercises, quality assurance procedures and student tuition fees. The last part takes a broader approach to change by studying the significance and demise of Mission Groups, a changing system of Higher Education and more general changes regarding the state, the market and governance.

The Idea Of Higher Education

The double undermining-epistemological and sociological—of the value background constitutes an attack on the legitimacy of higher education. It is far from clear whether the values and aspirations for which higher education has ...

The Idea Of Higher Education

Despite an increasing volume of talk about and a growing literature on higher education, very little of it asks the question - what, in essence "is" higher education? The tradition of overarching thinking about higher education - from Newman onwards - has almost vanished. The debate has focused, instead, on technical, administrative, financial and narrow academic concerns and the terms of discussion have been framed by concepts such as efficiency, unit costs, access and the needs of industry - none of which focus on higher education as such. There is, therefore, a need for the aims of higher education to be restated in modern terms. This book explores such concepts as culture, rationality, research and academic freedom; it aims to provide a new approach to educational theory, embracing debates in social theory, philosophy of social science, critical theory, sociology of education and sociology of knowledge. It aims to give an account of the idea of "higher education" draw out the practical implications and propose specific strategies for realizing a liberal higher education.