||Introduction -- American dreams : access, mobility, fairness -- Free minds : educating democratic citizens -- Hard truths : creating knowledge and checking power -- Purposeful pluralism : dialogue across difference on campus -- Conclusion.
||"This book identifies four distinct functions of American higher education that colleges and universities have acquired over the past two hundred years and that are integral to liberal democracy: social mobility, citizenship education, the discovery and communication of knowledge, and the cultivation of a pluralistic society. Each chapter takes up one of these functions to analyze and assess"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Issued in other form||ebook version : 9781421442709|