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The American University

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674423626

Publication Date: 01/01/1973

463 pages


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  • 1. Introduction
    • Appendix: Environments of Action Systems
  • 2. The Cognitive Complex: Knowledge, Rationality, Learning, Competence, Intelligence
    • Appendix: The Articulation of the Cognitive Complex in Society
  • 3. The Core Sector of the University: Graduate Training and Research
  • 4. General Education and Studentry Socialization: The Undergraduate College
  • 5. The University and the Applied Professions: The Professional Schools
  • 6. The University and the "Intellectuals"
  • 7. Dynamic Process in the University System: The Nature of the Crisis
  • 8. Continuity and Change Some Probable Trends
  • 9. Epilogue: Social-Structural Dimensions of Higher Education, by Neil J. Smelser
  • Technical Appendix: Some General Theoretical Paradigms
  • Index

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