The Shaping of American Higher Education by Arthur M. Cohen
Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System

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Similar to the first edition, The Shaping of American Higher Education combines historical and current events up to the mid 1990s. In this edition though, the revised text provides updated data and tables, new material on faculty, student admissions, and management practices, as well as a new chapter on the contemporary era. The book explores topics like curricular expansion, institutional growth, secular governance, and more. With end-of-chapter questions, this textbook presents a history of American higher education, with an emphasis on developments impacting current conditions, to students, professors, and practitioners.

About Arthur M. Cohen

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Arthur M. Cohen is professor emeritus of higher education at UCLA, editor-in-chief of New Directions for Community Colleges, and coauthor of The American Community College, Fifth Edition from Jossey-Bass.Carrie B. Kisker is an editor, researcher, and educational consultant in Los Angeles. She has taught courses on the history of higher education and on citizenship, leadership, and service, and is the former managing editor of New Directions for Community Colleges.
Published November 19, 2009 by Jossey-Bass. 657 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Business & Economics, History. Non-fiction

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