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Higher Education Dynamics

Clark Kerr's World of Higher Education Reaches the 21st Century

Chapters in a Special History

Editors: Rothblatt, Sheldon (Ed.)

  • First detailed analysis from multiple perspectives connecting Kerr's work to comparative higher education policy making nationally and internationally
  • Provides portraits of a complex and supremely honest man
  • Places Kerr’s life, thinking and policy initiatives in the broader context of the evolution of higher education systems and structures since 1950 or 1960
  • Uniquely examines the dilemmas, contradictions and outcomes of higher education planning policies and structures in differing national contexts
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This volume consists of original essays by academic leaders and scholars connected to Clark Kerr’s life and work. He was arguably America’s most significant higher education thinker and public policy analyst in the last 50 years of the 20th century and renowned globally. However, little thoughtful attention has been devoted to assessing the whole of his work. Some commentators misunderstand the man as well as his ideas. The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was one of his famous undertakings, as was his part in shaping the multi-campus University of California towards global eminence.  He coined the word “multiversity” to describe what he called the “uses” of the university, but began to think it had become much too “multi”. Some of his most important work was as director of the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and the Carnegie Council on Policy Studies in Higher Education, which laid the foundation for sophisticated policy-making. The contributors honor the achievements of a remarkable man and provide portraits of him, but of equal importance are their critical discussions of the sources of his thinking, his attempts to balance access and merit in mass higher education circumstances, the policy issues that he confronted and the success of their resolution. For many of the contributors, Kerr’s work is the starting point for understanding policy issues in varying regional and national contexts. Often thought to be a social scientist eager to keep abreast of trends, Kerr was actually au fond a moralist and surprisingly old-fashioned in his personal values.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Clark Kerr: Two Voices

    Rothblatt, Sheldon

    Pages 1-42

  • Clark Kerr and the Carnegie Commission and Council

    Levine, Arthur

    Pages 43-60

  • The Perils of Success: Clark Kerr and the Master Plan for Higher Education

    Callan, Patrick M.

    Pages 61-84

  • The California Master Plan: Influential Beyond State Borders?

    Breneman, David W. (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

  • Parallel Worlds: The California Master Plan and the Development of British Higher Education

    Shattock, Michael

    Pages 107-127

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4258-1
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9683-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clark Kerr's World of Higher Education Reaches the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Chapters in a Special History
Editors
  • Sheldon Rothblatt
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
38
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4258-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4258-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4257-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9683-6
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 252
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