Review: The Uses of the UniversityRecensione editoriale - Kirkus Reviews
More thoughts about the academic revolution. First there was Cardinal New-man's turn-of-the-century humanism, then Flexner's scientism of the '20's; now we have Professor Kerr's ideopolis or multiversity, the city of intellect with its satellite suburbs, the university as all things to all people. His study- varyingly pungent, pompous and programmatic- charts the past and present course and also ascends the look-out to scan the choppy seas ahead. Aside from the usual tear-shedding over faculty, student and administrative alienations and the increasing factionalism between the ??herents of Jeffersonian excellence and those of Jacksonian equality, the professor's streamlined?? middle-steering centers most tellingly on Washington grant-in-aids, the ??nuclear event in education since WWII. The first phase, called ""intuitive imbalance"", had technological research centers gulping the lion's share; the emergent phase lubbed?? ""bureaucratic balance"", approaches a sort of spread-the-wealth gospel with the ?? descending on all departments, all disciplines- or so it is hoped. Other items: challenge?? of federal/state control, the military-industrial complex and inter-university rivalry. An agreeable, glossy guide.
Review: The Uses of the UniversityRecensione dell'utente - Marvin King - Goodreads
As I read more about Higher Education, this book continually popped up as a "must read." Now, I understand why. The book is actually adapted from three lectures Kerr made. It is more philosophical ... Leggi recensione completa
Review: The Uses of the UniversityRecensione dell'utente - John - Goodreads
Clark Kerr, a chancellor of the University of California in the 1960s, originally gave the first three chapters of this book as a series of lectures on higher education at Harvard University in 1963 ... Leggi recensione completa
Review: The Uses of the UniversityRecensione dell'utente - Joseph Serwach - Goodreads
Book includes Kerr's 1963 lectures on universities and includes subsequent chapters written in 1972, 1994 and 2001. Many of his predictions were dead-on and much of what he describes is as true today as it was then. A great read with a great look at the big picture of higher education Leggi recensione completa