The American College and University: A History

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University of Georgia Press, 01 lug 2011 - 616 pagine
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First published in 1962, Frederick 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 America. Bridging 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 forces that were shaping the nation at large.

Surveying higher education from the colonial era through the mid-twentieth century, Rudolph explores a multitude of issues from the financing of institutions and the development of curriculum to the education of women and blacks, the rise of college athletics, and the complexities of student life. In his foreword to this new edition, John Thelin assesses the impact that Rudolph's work has had on higher education studies. The new edition also includes a bibliographic essay by Thelin covering significant works in the field that have appeared since the publication of the first edition.

At a time when our educational system as a whole is under intense scrutiny, Rudolph's seminal work offers an important historical perspective on the development of higher education in the United States.

  

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Absolutely a phenomenal book. Seminal in every way, this text should be read by every collegiate administrator, every professor, every student studying higher education administration in graduate ... Leggi recensione completa

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Educational book on how the American College and University came to be in the early years of the US, which helps explain how the secondary educational system came into play today. Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Rudolph Rediscovered
ix
The Colonial College
3
Legacy of the Revolution
23
The College Movement
44
The Religious Life
68
The Collegiate Way
86
Reform and Reaction
110
The Extracurriculum
136
The Emerging University
264
The Elective Principle
287
The Education of Women
307
Flowering of the University Movement
329
Progressivism and the Universities
355
The Rise of Football
373
Academic Man
394
The Organized Institution
417

Academic Balance of Power
156
Financing the Colleges
177
Jacksonian Democracy and the Colleges
201
Crisis of the 1850s
221
Dawning of a New Era
241
Counterrevolution
440
An American Consensus
462
Epilogue
483
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Informazioni sull'autore (2011)

Frederick Rudolph is Mark Hopkins Professor of History Emeritus at Williams College, where he was chair of the American Studies Program from 1971 to 1980.  John R. Thelin is University Research Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Kentucky.

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