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Fix that, I believed, and we could cure much of what ails America. No nation produced more or better-educated high-school and college graduates, and thus the great American middle class was built. But then, sometime around the s, America lost its way. We allowed our schools to crumble, and our test scores and graduation rates to fall. School systems that once churned out well-paid factory workers failed to keep pace with the rising educational demands of the new knowledge economy. And as inequality increased, so did political polarization, cynicism, and anger, threatening to undermine American democracy itself. Taken with this story line, I embraced education as both a philanthropic cause and a civic mission.
Framed by historical and contemporary discussions, this article reviews the principal foundations of meritocracy and uses the public University of California system as a point of departure for examining the connection between meritocracy and higher education within the context of the United States. Through consideration of four dimensions that inform the concept of meritocracy—merit, distributive justice, equality of opportunity, and social mobility—this review examines the underlying tenets of meritocracy to better understand how higher education functions within it. The tremendous expansion of higher education in the United States since World War II and the gravitation towards mass ideals have elevated the important role that higher education plays in social and economic matters Lucas ; Thelin Variables such as ability, wealth, race and ethnicity, social class, high school context, parental and family involvement, and financial aid have been found to structure and constrain participation in higher education Geiger ; Hossler et al. Framed by historical and contemporary discussions, I review the principal foundations of meritocracy and use the public University of California system as a point of departure for examining the connection between meritocracy and higher education within the context of the United States. An insightful and nuanced consideration of the issues herein is important because conventional wisdom suggests that meritocracy is a positive system in which society functions. Individuals may believe they are members of the meritocracy because of their level of educational attainment.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. In the twenty-first century, education has come to be regarded as a precondition of economic success. Developed countries, having moved beyond providing basic education for all, are now spending greater sums on higher education, technical provision, vocational programs and adult training. In this book, the author questions the automatic value of any rise in the education budget. Save to Library.
Many companies approach product development as if it were manufacturing, trying to control costs and improve quality by applying zero-defect, efficiency-focused techniques. While this tactic can boost the performance of factories, it generally backfires with product development. The process of designing products is profoundly different from the process of making them, and the failure of executives to appreciate the differences leads to several fallacies that actually hurt product-development efforts. In this article, the authors, an HBS professor and a consultant, expose these misperceptions and others. They look at six dangerous myths:. Most product-development managers are always struggling to bring in projects on time and on budget.
There would be no instrumental purpose in this, but the struggle to understand these books and the thinking involved in understanding them would change teachers and ultimately teaching. These are the three great books because each is sociologically whole. They each present a description and arguments for an education for a particular and better society. You do not have to agree with these authors.
In the economic literature, the debate on financing higher education remains its actuality. The breadth of area of influence of higher education and the dimension of the debate are carried by different disciplines. In the study, economic rationales for the financing of higher education were quoted and examples of the country were examined. In terms of financing of higher education, two models should be listed.
Email julia. Professor Keefer is at New York University and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Online Education for the World Association of Online Education, with the three online journals linked from this site.
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