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Author Windolf, Paul.

Title Expansion and structural change : higher education in Germany, the United States, and Japan, 1870-1990 / Paul Windolf.

Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  378.43 WIND    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-273) and index.
Contents 1. Educational Expansion as Secular Process -- 2. Educational Expansion and Social Background -- 3. The Opposition to Educational Expansion -- 4. Institutional and Social Differentiation in Higher Education -- 5. From Patronage to Meritocracy -- 6. Expansion in Higher Education 1960-1990 -- 7. Cyclical Variations in Higher Education -- 8. Conclusions -- App. II. Enrollment Rates in Higher Education 1850-1992.
Summary As a central institution that ensures equality of opportunity and social justice, the university is the most important channel of social mobility in modern societies. Over the past century, universities have assumed an important role in the political and cultural emancipation of women, minorities, and the lower socioeconomic classes. Expansion and Structural Change explores this development, focusing on the social background of students and the institutional transformation of higher education in several countries. Who have been the beneficiaries of this remarkable process of educational expansion? Has it made Western society more open, mobile, and democratic? These questions are analyzed from a historical perspective that takes into account the institutional change of universities during this century.
Based on archival data for the United States, Germany, Japan, France, and Italy, this study combines both comparative and historical perspectives. It documents the political struggle of different social groups for access to universities, as well as the meritocratic selection for higher status positions.
Subject Education, Higher -- Germany -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- Germany -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education, Higher -- United States -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Education, Higher -- Japan -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Universities and colleges -- Japan -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
Variant Title Expansion & structural change.
ISBN 0813390087 (hardcover : alk. paper)