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Author Marginson, Simon, 1951- author.

Title The dream is over : the crisis of Clark Kerr's California idea of higher education / Simon Marginson.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series The Clark Kerr lectures on the role of higher education in society ; 4
Clark Kerr lectures on the role of higher education in society ; 4.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed September 13, 2016).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-238) and index.
Summary "The Dream Is Over tells the extraordinary story of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, created by visionary University of California President Clark Kerr and his contemporaries. The Master Plan's equality of opportunity policy brought college within reach of millions of American families for the first time and fashioned the world's leading system of public research universities. The California idea became the leading model for higher education across the world and has had great influence in the rapid growth of universities in China and East Asia. Yet remarkably, the political conditions supporting the California idea in California itself have evaporated. Universal access is faltering, public tuition is rising, the great research universities are under growing pressure, and educational participation in California, once the national leader, lags way behind. Can the social values embodied in Kerr's vision be renewed?"--Provided by publisher
Contents pt. 1. A city upon a hill : Clark Kerr and the California idea of higher education -- An extraordinary time -- Clark Kerr -- Clark Kerr and the California idea -- The uses of the university -- Martin Trow : higher education and its growth -- Bob Clark : the academic heartland -- Whither the California idea of higher€education? -- pt. 2. Crossing the waters : the California idea in the world -- The idea spreads -- Participation without limit -- The spread of science -- The global multiversity -- Systems and stratification -- American universities in the global€space -- Enter the dragon -- Higher education in China and the United States -- pt. 3. Bringing it all back home : the California idea in a more unequal America -- Higher education after Clark Kerr -- The impossibility of public good -- The impossibility of taxation -- Economic and social inequality -- Unequal opportunity -- Higher education and the economy -- Higher education and society -- Epilogue : after the dream.
Language English.
Subject Kerr, Clark, 1911-2003 -- Influence.
University of California (System) -- History.
Kerr, Clark, 1911-2003 -- Influence.
Kerr, Clark, 1911-2003. (OCoLC)fst01438727
University of California (System) (OCoLC)fst00564049
Education, Higher -- California.
Public universities and colleges -- California.
Higher education and state -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Philosophy.
University Of California (System)
Education, Higher -- United States.
Higher Education And State.
Education, Higher -- Philosophy.
Education -- Higher.
Education -- Educational Policy & Reform -- Federal Legislation.
Education -- Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects.
History of education New.
Philosophy and theory of education.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
EDUCATION -- Higher.
Education, Higher. (OCoLC)fst00903005
Education, Higher -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00903083
Higher education and state. (OCoLC)fst00956548
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Public universities and colleges. (OCoLC)fst01083102
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Marginson, Simon, 1951- Dream is over. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520292840 (DLC) 2016032551 (OCoLC)953585369
ISBN 9780520966208 (electronic book)
0520966201 (electronic book)
9780520292840 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0520292847 (paperback ; alk. paper)

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