What is Arizona State University a case of? Essay review of The fifth wave: The evolution of American higher education




Author Biography

Sherman Dorn, Arizona State University

Sherman Dorn is an historian of education, focusing on the last 70 years of education policy in the United States. He has written about the history of education reform, test-based accountability, dropping out, and special education, among other topics. His current major project is the postwar history of educational broadcasting. Since 2014, he has been a professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University and director of the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation.


Reviewed book:

Crow, M. M., & Dabars, W. B. (2020). The fifth wave: The evolution of American higher education. Johns Hopkins University Press. 456 + xiii pp. ISBN 1-978-1-4214-3802-3.


Chetty, R., Friedman, J., Saez, E., Turner, N., & Yagan, D. (2017). Mobility report cards: The role of colleges in intergenerational mobility. NBER Working Paper 23618. Retrieved from https://opportunityinsights.org/paper/mobilityreportcards/

Colyvas, J., Crow, M. C., Gelijns, A., Mazzoleni, R., Nelson, R. R., Rosenberg, N., & Sampat, B. N. (2002). How do university inventions get into practice?. Management Science, 48(1), 61-72.

Crow, M. C. (2002, November). A new American university: The new gold standard. Retrieved from https://provost.asu.edu/sites/default/files/page/2532/evpp-a_new_american_university-2017.pdf

Crow, M. C. (2004, April). One university in many places: Transitional design to twenty-first century excellence. The president’s response to the university provost’s recommendations regarding the university design team report. Retrieved from https://live-newamericanuniversity.ws.asu.edu/sites/default/files/udtwhitepaper.pdf

Crow, M. C., & Bozeman, B. (1998). Limited by design: R&D laboratories in the US national innovation system. Columbia University Press.

Herbst, J. (1989). And sadly teach: Teacher education and professionalization in American culture. University of Wisconsin Press.

Ishimaru, A. M. (2019). Just schools: Building equitable collaborations with families and communities. Teachers College Press.

Jacoby, R. (2000). The last intellectuals (2nd ed.). Basic Books.

Jonçich Clifford, G., & Guthrie, J. W. (1990). Ed school: A brief for professional education. University of Chicago Press.

Labaree, D. F. (2006). The trouble with ed schools. Yale University Press.

Labaree, D. F. (2017). A perfect mess: The unlikely ascendancy of American higher education. University of Chicago Press.

Marginson, S. (2016). The dream is over: The crisis of Clark Kerr’s California idea of higher education. University of California Press.

Niosi, J., Saviotti, P., Bellon, B., & Crow, M. (1993). National systems of innovation: in search of a workable concept. Technology in Society, 15(2), 207-227.

Petroski, H. (1992). The pencil: A history of design and circumstance. Basic Books.

Pike, G. R., & Robbins, K. R. (2019). Using panel data to identify the effects of institutional characteristics, cohort characteristics, and institutional actions on graduation rates. Research in Higher Education, 61, 485-509.

University Design Team. (2003a, May). Phase I report and recommendations. https://web.archive.org/web/20040409133651/http://www.asu.edu/provost/designteam/report/report.doc

University Design Team. (2003b, October). Phase I report and recommendations including summary of responses. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20040406141516/http://www.asu.edu/provost/designteam/report/phaseiresponses.doc

University Design Team. (2003c, September). Phase II recommendations. Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20040409133651/http://www.asu.edu/provost/designteam/report/report2.doc

Weiner, S., Warr, M., & Mishra, P. (2020). Fostering system-level perspective taking when designing for change in educational systems. TechTrends. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-020-00529-w




How to Cite

Dorn, S. (2020). What is Arizona State University a case of? Essay review of The fifth wave: The evolution of American higher education. Education Review, 27. https://doi.org/10.14507/er.v27.2973



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