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The higher learning in America : a memorandum on the conduct of universities by business men

Author: Thorstein Veblen; Richard F Teichgraeber
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Annotated editionView all editions and formats
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"Veblen's insights into the American university system at the outset of the twentieth century are as provocative today as they were when first published. Insisting that institutions of higher learning should be dedicated solely to the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, he urged American universities to abandon commitments to extraneous pursuits such as athletics, community service, and vocational education. He also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thorstein Veblen; Richard F Teichgraeber
ISBN: 9781421416779 9781421416786 1421416778 1421416786
OCLC Number: 894935885
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductory --
The Governing Boards --
The Academic Administration and Policy --
Academic Prestige and the Material Equipment --
The Academic Personnel --
The Portion of the Scientist --
Vocational Training --
Summary and Trial Balance.
Responsibility: Thorstein Veblen ; edited with an introduction and notes by Richard F. Teichgraeber, III.

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Richard F. Teichgraeber III (a professor of history at Tulane University), has prepared what's bound to remain the standard edition of the text for a long time to come. His extensive yet unobtrusive Read more...

 
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