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Academic Science, Higher Education, and the Federal Government, 1950-1983

Since World War II, the federal government and institutions of higher education have shared an unprecedented association. John T. Wilson is among the relatively few people who have played roles on both sides of this relationship. In this essay, he examines the substance of the relationship with an eye to the future, reviewing the policies and programs that have governed federal support of academic science and higher education during the past thirty years.

126 pages | 5.25 x 8.00 | © 1983

Education: Education--Economics, Law, Politics

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Academic Science: The National Science Foundation
The Post-World War II Transition
The National Science Foundation
Establishing Program Priorities
The Pursuit of Policy: Lower-case "p"
The Pursuit of Policy: Upper-case "P"
Years of Transition and Transformation
2. Higher Education Per Se
The National Defense Education Act and "Better Things to Come"
Sturm and Drang: The Nixon Period
The Quest for Institutional Support
Student Aid as the Vehicle of Choice
Mr. Carter: The Department of Education
November 1980: Cracks in the "Consensus"
3. Higher Education: The Reagan Administration
The New Agenda: Economics and the Budget
The Reagan Inheritance
The Reagan Approach to Student Aid
Higher Education: Midterm Trial Balance
4. The Reagan Administration and the Substantive Programs
The Humanities and the Arts
Academic Science
Academic Science: The Special Case of the National Science Foundation
Academic Science: Targeted Rags to Targeted Riches
5. The Reagan Administration and Regulatory Reform
6. Prospectus

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