Higher Education in Transition: A History of American Colleges and Universities, 1636-1968

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Harper & Row, 1968 - 529 pages
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"This history of higher education in America clarifies brilliantly the problems of the present by means of perspectives on the past; and it does so at a time when our colleges and universities face momentous questions of new growth and direction. Beginning with the colonial colleges, which transplanted and adapted European forms of higher learning to the New World, the authors follow with changes wrought in the early structure during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Three hundred thirty years of ferment have brought about a drift away from religious affiliation, the growth of the elective system and technical training, land-grand acts, co-education, the development of state universities, city colleges, and two year colleges, and the evolution of professional education. The story is traced chronologically, in terms of men and institutions. The focus throughout, however, is on certain major areas of concern, such as curriculum, administration, academic freedom, and student life, showing how the conduct of higher education has been affected by changing social attitudes on these matters"--Jacket.

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Beginnings
3
Early Patterns of Organization and Administration
25
Early Student Life
40
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