The Attack on Higher Education

In this timely volume, Ronald Musto draws on historical precedent - Henry VIII's dissolution of British monasteries in the 1530s - for his study of the current threats to American 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. Budget cuts, attacks on liberal arts and humanities disciplines, faculty layoffs and retrenchments, technology displacements, corporatization, and campus closings have accelerated over the past decade. In this timely volume, Ronald Musto draws on historical precedent - Henry VIII's dissolution of British monasteries in the 1530s - for his study of the current threats to American higher education. He shows how a triad of forces - authority, separateness, and innovation - enabled monasteries to succeed, and then suddenly and unexpectedly to fail. Musto applies this analogy to contemporary academia. Despite higher education's vital centrality to American culture and economy, a powerful, anti-liberal narrative is severely damaging its reputation among parents, voters, and politicians. Musto offers a comprehensive account of this narrative from the mid-twentieth century to the present, as well as a new set of arguments to counter criticisms and rebuild the image of higher education.

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.

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.

The Myth of Political Correctness

"John Wilson shows in copious and devastating detail that, as obnoxious as Political Correctness of the Left has sometimes been, the Political Correctness of the Right is far more pervasive, virulent, and well-funded--as well as virtually ...

The Myth of Political Correctness

"John Wilson shows in copious and devastating detail that, as obnoxious as Political Correctness of the Left has sometimes been, the Political Correctness of the Right is far more pervasive, virulent, and well-funded--as well as virtually unpublicized."--Gerald Graff, author of "Beyond the Culture Wars"

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cross Border Higher Education and Quality Assurance

Commerce, the Services Directive and Governing Higher Education Maria João Rosa, Cláudia S. Sarrico, Orlanda Tavares, Alberto Amaral ... The attack on our higher education system—And why we should welcome it. IDEAS.TED.

Cross Border Higher Education and Quality Assurance

This book analyses the range of potential measures national quality assurance agencies may have to employ to deal with the new issues caused by Cross Border Higher Education (CBHE). The expansion of CBHE raises quality problems, which are currently assessed differently depending on the countries concerned. This has been exacerbated by the growth of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which have developed very quickly and can be prone to rogue providers. This book considers the steps that have already been taken to ensure quality as well as those ahead. It is important that the swift growth of CBHE is not just seen as a means to increase the revenues of higher education institutions faced with decreasing public funding but also as a means to keep educational standards high.

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.

Origins of Federal Support for Higher Education

36 Meanwhile, private higher education was beginning to mount its opposition to the land-grant colleges. The attack was foreshadowed in an 1870 volume by President Noah Porter of Yale (partly in response to Gilman's 1867 article, ...

Origins of Federal Support for Higher Education


East West Dialogue in Knowledge and Higher Education

Third, the Sixty Points stipulated that all universities and colleges were to “give first priority to teaching,” no ... During the Spring Festival of 1964, Mao Zedong gave a talk on education in which he returned to the attack on the ...

East West Dialogue in Knowledge and Higher Education

This work is a dialogue on alternative approaches to knowledge and higher education characteristic of the Western University. Western scholars approach these issues from the viewpoint of the challenges facing the university and Eastern contributors explore parallel issues in their societies.

Higher Learning

In such a world , universities exist primarily to reinforce the class system . ... In this sense , the radical critique is not an attack on our system of higher education as such ; higher education is seen as only one manifestation of a ...

Higher Learning

Examines the state of education in American universities, discusses recent developments in higher education, and suggests how universities can make greater contributions to students and society

Decline and Revival in Higher Education

University of Texas Professor Robert Jensen wrote that the attack “was no more despicable than the massive acts of terrorism...the U.S. government has committed during my lifetime.” A rabbi in downtown Manhattan in the shadow of Ground ...

Decline and Revival in Higher Education

This is an analysis of higher education in the past half century, a period of dramatic change and democratization. But it is more than that. The author has been a participant in the struggle to stem the decline in higher education, as it moved from an emphasis on classical liberal values toward relativism and ideological extremism. This volume reflects an awareness of what has been lost, but sees hope for a revival of traditional values as technological change and awareness of failure forces institutions to examine their premise. Herbert I. London has provided here fuel for fundamental redirection in American college and university affairs. Decline and Revival in Higher Education is uncompromising in its concerns, but points the way toward a future linked to the best of the past. The work follows the personal evolution of the author, while at the same time, describes the devolution of university standards in such institutions as Columbia, Duke, the University of California at Berkeley, and New York University. While seeing optimistic trends in oases of traditional programming that can serve as a counterweight to campus orthodoxies, London argues that the dramatic transformation of the academy cannot be denied. The social sciences and humanities in particular have become isolated from mainstream requirements in the nation. London deals with concrete concerns, such as the collapse of classic book programs in the contemporary curriculum, the decline and even vigilante raids on opposition in campus publications, the collapse of moral judgment in favor of pure relativism, the transformation of many museums into a storage houses of debris, and the confusion of coarse language with democratization. These developments lead the author to write this book, for if the culture wars are over, the American people may be the losers.

A History of the University in Europe Volume 4 Universities since 1945

Higher Education: A New Framework, Cm. 1541 (White Paper presented to Parliament), London, 1991. Hirsch, F. Social Limits to Growth ... Kogan, M., and Kogan, D. The Attack on Higher Education, London, 1983. Moberly, W. The Crisis in the ...

A History of the University in Europe  Volume 4  Universities since 1945

This is the final volume in a four-part series covering the development of the university in Europe (east and west) from its origins to the present day, focusing on a number of major themes viewed from a European perspective. The originality of the series lies in its comparative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and transnational nature. It deals also with the content of what was taught at the universities, but its main purpose is an appreciation of the role and structures of the universities as seen against a backdrop of changing conditions, ideas and values. This volume deals with the reconstruction and epoch-making expansion of higher education after 1945, which led to the triumph of modern science. It traces the development of the relationship between universities and national states, teachers and students, their ambitions and political activities. Special attention is paid to fundamental changes in the content of teaching at the universities.

The Idea Of Higher Education

However, both of these axioms are under attack or are in doubt. In other words, higher education is facing not a single but a double undermining. The evidence for these claims will be the subject of later chapters, but it may help to ...

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.

Economic Growth and Demographic Transition in Third World Nations

As a result, the September 12th Military Attack was held. After the attack, the Higher Education Law no. 2547 in 1981, which was related to universities, was regulated before the 1982 Constitution ...

Economic Growth and Demographic Transition in Third World Nations

This volume presents a new perspective on demographic transition, economic growth, and national development via exploration of the Third World economies. It provides a multidimensional approach to the close relationship between the concept of the chaos and complexity theory and provides a deliberate glance into the plight of policy formulation for demographic transition, economic growth, and development of Third World countries. The volume discusses the efficiency of good strategies and practices and their impact on business growth and economic growth, depending on the depth and diversity of infrastructure sector in particular and overall socioeconomic development in general. Economic Growth and Demographic Transition in Third World Nations: A Chaos and Complexity Theory Perspective covers a conglomeration of various aspects and issues related to the effect of demographic transition on socio-economic development in Third World countries, especially in the post-globalized era. It focuses on the applicability of the chaos and complexity theory in order to elicit transformational policies and aims to discuss and predict future projections of the new world of the economic growth policies.