A history of higher education in America

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D. Appleton , New York
Education, Higher, Education -- United States -- Hi
Statementby Charles F. Thwing ...
SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 13050.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxiii, 501 p.
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Open LibraryOL13559816M
LC Control Number87751921
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In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life. Thelin’s work has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's institutions of higher learning/5(70).

A sweeping assessment of the state of higher education today from former Harvard president Derek Bok. Higher Education in America is a landmark work--a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the current condition of our colleges and universities from former Harvard president Derek Bok, one of the nation's most respected education experts.

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Sweepingly ambitious in scope, this is a deeply informed and balanced assessment of the many strengths as well as the weaknesses of American higher. American higher education today looks nothing like it did a few generations ago, let alone at the founding of the country. A new book, The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture From the Founding to World War II (Princeton University Press), explores how colleges evolved.

The author is Roger L. Geiger, who is distinguished professor of higher education at. Higher education in American society by Philip G.

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Press, ). Faragher, John Mack and Howe, Florence, ed. Women and Higher Education in American History. Norton, pp. Gasman Marybeth and Roger L.

Geiger. Higher Education for African Americans before the Civil Rights Era, () Gleason. The original purpose of higher education in the American colonies was to prepare men to serve in the clergy. For this reason, Harvard College was founded by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in Before the American Revolution, it was joined by six others: William and Mary, Yale, Dartmouth, King`s (later Columbia), New Jersey (later Princeton.

Transitions in American education: a social history of teaching () Reese, William J.

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America's Public Schools: From the Common School to No Child Left Behind (Johns Hopkins U. Press, ) Thelin, John R. A History of American Higher Education () Historiography. - Ashmun Institute, now Lincoln University, is founded on Octo and as Horace Mann Bond, the university's eighth president states in his book, Education for Freedom: A History of Lincoln University, it becomes the "first institution anywhere in the world to provide higher education in the arts and sciences for male youth of African.

First published inFrederick Rudolph's groundbreaking study, The American College and University, remains one of the most useful and significant works on the history of higher education in ng the chasm between educational and social history, this book was one of the first to examine developments in higher education in the context of the social, economic, and political.

A substantial, ever-growing contingent of scholars and citizens both within and without the academy agree that American higher education is in dire need of reform. Colleges and universities are a far cry from what they once were: cultural cornerstones dedicated to promoting the disinterested pursuit of truth, teaching students the great ideas.

The History of Higher Education. Not long after European settlers began to arrive in what would become the United States, the first institutions of higher education were founded. These were collectively known as the colonial colleges.

The first colonial college was Harvard College, founded in in Cambridge, Massachusetts. History of Education Quarterly "With economy and clarity?Lucas illuminates current issues of higher education."--Publishers Weekly "Lucas's book not only provides a solid history of American higher education but also an intriguing look at modern developments?Clearly written and fully documented, the book is a pleasure to read."--Educational StudiesCited by:   Rudy's new chapters update developments in higher education during the last twenty years.

Higher Education in Transition continues to have significance not only for those who work in higher education, but for everyone interested in American ideas, traditions, and social and intellectual by: This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in to the outbreak of World War most in-depth and authoritative history of the subject available, The History of American Higher Education traces how colleges and universities were shaped by the shifting influences of culture, the emergence of new career opportunities, and the Released on: Septem Higher Education in America is a landmark work - a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the current condition of our colleges and universities from former Harvard president Derek Bok, one of the nation's most-respected education experts.

Sweepingly ambitious in scope, this is a deeply informed and balanced assessment of the many. Higher Education in Transition continues to have significance not only for those who work in higher education, but for everyone interested in American ideas, traditions, and social and intellectual history.

"[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the 5/5(1). This work traces the history of the university in western culture from its origins in medieval Europe to its evolution in America with a focus on events and circumstances that made possible the inclusion of dance as an academic discipline.

It then examines the development of dance in higher education from the inception of the first program at Teachers College, Columbia University in to. introduction to American Higher Education history, but a great reference book as well.

The book adds a few interesting and new insights to the history of higher education canon. Despite the author's status as a full-time professor, the writing style is clear and concise.

Also, the author. "This is a splendid book, by far the best to appear on the subject since the publication of Frederick Rudolph's The American College and University: A Thelin's work will supplant Rudolph's as the dominant overview of the history of American higher education.

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Anderson University of North Carolina Press,   John R. Thelin is a University Research Professor and a member of the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Kentucky.

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His many books include Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education and Going to College in the Sixties. John R. Thelin is University Research Professor and a member of the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Book Edition: Third Edition.

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Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R.

Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential. Education is the social institution through which a society teaches its members the skills, knowledge, norms, and values they need to learn to become good, productive members of their society.

As this definition makes clear, education is an important part of socialization. Education is both formal and informal.

Formal education is often referred to as schooling, and as this term implies, it. A Brief History of Education in America Early American education was primarily private or religious, and it brought mass schooling and literacy to the nation well before the public school system we know today was legislated into existence.

Public schooling arose in response to an influx of immigrants who had different religions or cultures. Shaping American higher education by Logan Wilson,American Council on Education edition, Share this book. Facebook.

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Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education ed. by John R. Thelin Article (PDF Available) in The Review of Higher Education 38(2) January with 1, Reads. Christopher Lucas' book, American Higher Education: A History, traces higher education in America from its historical origins to its contemporary status, seeking to define the predicates of our system of higher learning and to delineate the course of events which determined the development of colleges and universities today.

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