The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr?s California Idea of Higher Education by Simon MarginsonThe Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr?s California Idea of Higher Education by Simon Marginson

The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr?s California Idea of Higher Education

bySimon Marginson

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TheDreamIsOvertells 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 face new challenges, and educational participation in California, once the national leader, lags far behind. Can the social values embodied in Kerr's vision be renewed?
Simon Marginsonis Professor of International Higher Education at the Institute of Education, University College London, and Director of the ESRC/HEFCE Centre for Global Higher Education. He is also joint editor of the journalHigher Education.
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Title:The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr?s California Idea of Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 8, 2016Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface

PART ONE. A CITY UPON A HILL: CLARK KERR AND THE CALIFORNIA IDEA OF HIGHER EDUCATION
1. An Extraordinary Time
2. Clark Kerr
3. Clark Kerr and the California Idea
4. The Uses of the University
5. Martin Trow: Higher Education and Its Growth
6. Bob Clark: The Academic Heartland
7. Whither the California Idea of Higher Education?

PART TWO. CROSSING THE WATERS: THE CALIFORNIA IDEA IN THE WORLD
8. The Idea Spreads
9. Participation without Limit
10. The Spread of Science
11. The Global Multiversity
12. Systems and Stratification
13. American Universities in the Global Space
14. Enter the Dragon 96 15. Higher Education in China and the United States

PART THREE. BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME: THE CALIFORNIA IDEA IN A MORE UNEQUAL AMERICA
16. Higher Education after Clark Kerr
17. The Impossibility of Public Good
18. The Impossibility of Taxation
19. Economic and Social Inequality
20. Unequal Opportunity
21. Higher Education and the Economy
22. Higher Education and Society

Epilogue: After the Dream
Notes
References
Index

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