Selected New Books on Higher Education

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Dynamics of the Contemporary University: Growth, Accretion, and Conflict, by Neil J. Smelser (University of California Press; 139 pages; $39.95). Uses the concept of "structured accretion" to examine change and growing complexity in the history of American higher education.

Learning the Possible: Mexican American Students Moving From the Margins of Life to New Ways of Being, by Reynaldo Reyes III (University of Arizona Press; 205 pages; $55). Traces