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For the common good : a new history of higher education in America

Author: Charles Dorn
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
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Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? Are the humanities coming to an end? What, exactly, is higher education good for? In For the Common Good, Charles Dorn challenges the rhetoric of America's so-called crisis in higher education by investigating two centuries of college and university history. From the community college to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dorn, Charles.
For the common good.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016052777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dorn
ISBN: 9781501712609 1501712608 9781501712616 1501712616
OCLC Number: 964353432
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Literary institutions are founded and endowed for the common good : the liberal professions in New England --
The good order and the harmony of the whole community : public higher learning in the South --
To promote more effectually the grand interests of society : Catholic higher education in the Mid-Atlantic --
To spread throughout the land, an army of practical men : agriculture and mechanics in the Midwest --
The instruction necessary to the practical duties of the profession : teacher education in the West --
To qualify its students for personal success : the rise of the university in the West --
This is to be our profession, to serve the world : women's higher education in New England --
The burden of his ambition is to achieve a distinguished career : African-American higher education in the Mid-Atlantic --
A wedding ceremony between industry and the university : the urban university in the Southeast --
To meet the training and retraining needs of established business : community colleges in the Northeast and Southwest.
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