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Unformatted text preview: ersity 16 Characteristics of this Revolution !  !  !  !  !  !  Growth of highly resourced research universities (e.g., Harvard, Yale, Cal, MIT) Decline of undergraduate teaching Competition (by students) for entry into top educational programs Competition (by institutions) for top faculty and graduate students Decreased public funding for public education Increased reliance on private 17 funding Educational meritocracy !  !  Research universities promote a meritocracy and a national (and international) orientation in the admission process Designed to provide every qualified student with higher education and a chance for appropriate training and upward mobility 18 The U of T is Canada s leading research university !  !  Canada has seen a process of educational reform similar to that described by Jencks and Riesman Partly thanks to the role of John Porter in promoting higher education 19 See current version on Blackboard Performance Indicators for Governance Governing Council 20 Number of Canada Research Chairs, University of Toronto Compared to Canadian Peer Universities - UT = 13.3% of research chair 21 Research Rankings 22 Selection of Publication and Citation Rankings: U of T versus Canadian peers, AAU public institutions, and all AAU institutions 23 Canadian Peer Universities vs. University of Toronto s Share of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Cumulative 5-Year Share - UT = 21.4% of share of CIHR funding 24 Doctoral Scholarships from Federal Granting Councils Percentage Share 25 CBIE International Student Survey Results How do you agree with I m satisfied with my decision to attend the current university ? Responses of Strongly agree or Agree 26 Institutional Revenue per Student FTE 27 In Canada – especially Ontario – provincial funding has fallen behind !  In the last 25 years, the funding of higher education in Canada has relied more heavily on tuition and fees !  Students are bearing an increasingly heavy burden for their education 28 A second problem facing educators: the non-academic (youth) subculture !  In North America, the youth subculture is antiacademic and antiintellectual !  To verify this, check out TV channels, movies, and websites aimed at a young demographic 29 THE ADOLESCENT SOCIETY !  James S. Coleman "  "  !  Influential and rigorous sociologist in the field of education and public policy Taught at University of Chicago and John Hopkins University The Adolescent Society (1961) "  Examined the socialization that takes place in school and its consequences 30 - student being fashion and looking means everything Coleman’s Findings 1.  2.  Students judge and reward appearance and a few other qualities (e.g. athletic ability) according to a widely shared student code Nerds are ostracized because they uphold grading standards others are unable or unwilling to meet 31 The educational paradox In our complex industrial society, there is ever more to lear...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2013 for the course SOC 103H1 taught by Professor L.tepperman during the Fall '13 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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