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Earnings from Learning: The Rise of For-Profit Universities


reviewed by Vicente M. Lechuga — May 29, 2007

coverTitle: Earnings from Learning: The Rise of For-Profit Universities
Author(s): David W. Breneman, Brian Pusser, and Sarah E. Turner
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 0791468402 , Pages: 212, Year: 2007
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The idea of innovation is not novel to academe. Colleges and universities have experimented with innovative ideas throughout the twentieth century. Pass/fail grades, narrative evaluations, interdisciplinary curricula, and the like provide examples of innovations we have witnessed in the past century. The rise of for-profit degree-granting institutions provides a more recent example of an innovative approach to education that has influenced the postsecondary arena over the last decade. These institutions have significantly impacted notions about the function and purpose of higher education as a public good. In Earnings from Learning: The Rise of For-Profit Universities, a new edited volume by David Breneman, Brian Pusser, and Sarah Turner, various authors provide readers with a broad knowledge base from which to consider this current breed of for-profit institution, i.e. accredited, degree-granting universities. The book consists of eight chapters plus an introduction and is divided into three parts― Theory, Practice, and Political Economy. Part... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 29, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14500, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 8:13:57 AM

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  • Vicente Lechuga
    Texas A&M University
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    VICENTE M. LECHUGA is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at Texas A&M University. His research interests focus on faculty culture at for-profit institutions, higher education governance, and academic freedom post 9/11. He was recently awarded the Excellence in the Academy award from the National Education Association and his new book The Changing Landscape of the Academic Profession: The Culture of Faculty at For-Profit Colleges and Universities was released by Routledge in 2006.
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