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Higher education in American society

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Published by Prometheus Books in Buffalo, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Education, Higher -- United States -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
    • Educational sociology -- United States -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 309-322.

      Statementedited by Philip G. Altbach and Robert O. Berdahl.
      ContributionsAltbach, Philip G., Berdahl, Robert Oliver.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLA228 .H5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination326 p. ;
      Number of Pages326
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3793512M
      ISBN 100879751657, 0879751665
      LC Control Number81082204

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      In a renewed debate over élite higher education, the question is whether the system is broken or the whole idea was a terrible mistake. Meritocracy’s winners think their success is all due to Author: Louis Menand. The Centre County Historical Society will host “American Higher Education since World War II: A History by Dr. Roger Geiger” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, J at the Centre Furnace Mansion.


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