The European And American University Since 1800 by Sheldon RothblattThe European And American University Since 1800 by Sheldon Rothblatt

The European And American University Since 1800

EditorSheldon Rothblatt, Bjorn Wittrock

Paperback | November 23, 2006

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Universities are said to be the "powerhouses" of modern society. They educate our leaders and advance our basic knowledge of nature and society. The essays in this book discuss how universities work, and have worked, in relation to other parts of the higher education "system" and in the context of their historical development. The authors are particularly interested in "complexity" as it affects universities, the professions and government, and exercise comparative analysis in assessing the functioning, the success and the significance of universities.
Title:The European And American University Since 1800Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521031109

ISBN - 13:9780521031103

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Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors; Introduction: universities and 'higher education' Sheldon Rothblatt and Björn Wittrock; Part I. Fact and Ideals in Liberal Education: 1. The limbs of Osiris: liberal education in the English-speaking world Sheldon Rothblatt; 2. In search of Isis: general education in Germany and Sweden Sven-Eric Liedman; Part II. The State, the University, and the Professions: 3. The transformation of professional education in the nineteenth century Rolf Torstendahl; 4. From practise to school-based professional education: patterns of conflict and accommodation in England, France and the United States Michael Burrage; Part III. The Ambiguities of University Research in Sweden and the United States: 5. Universities, research, and the transformation of the state in Sweden Aant Elzinga; 6. Research, graduate education, and the ecology of American universities: an interpretative history Roger Geiger; Part IV. Complexity: 7. The problem of complexity in modern higher education Burton R. Clark; 8. Comparative perspectives on British and American higher education Martin Trow; Part V. The Ironies of University History: 9. The modern university: the three transformations Björn Wittrock; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book ...takes history very seriously and is the sworn enemy of oversimplified assessments of university development, past and present...This is a substantive anthology." Histoire sociale