Adapt, Adjust, Respond: Perspectives on Current Trends In American Colleges and Universities

Jill Singleton-Jackson, Ron Newsom


Tension over the norms, values, and practices within higher education and between higher education and American culture has been multiplying since World War II. Numerous concepts and theories characterized the range of these forces and factors. This review discusses five such factors that appear to effect change in higher education in the United States. These five trends indicate an increasing frequency of the discussion of and calls for change in higher education in American Colleges and Universities.


American culture; higher education; chnage; values

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Higher Education Perspectives. ISSN: 1710-1530