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A history of American higher education

Author: John R Thelin
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
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In A History of American Higher Education, Thelin offers a wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's public and private colleges and universities, emphasizing the notion of saga -- the proposition that institutions are heirs to numerous historical strands and numerous attempts to address such volatile topics as institutional cost and effectiveness, admissions and access, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Thelin
ISBN: 0801878551 9780801878558 0801880041 9780801880049
OCLC Number: 52418148
Description: xxii, 421 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Colleges in the colonial era --
Creating the "American Way" in higher education --
Diversity and adversity --
Captains of industry and erudition --
Alma mater --
Success and excess --
Gilt by association --
Coming of age in America.
Responsibility: John R. Thelin.
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I do believe that the book is worthy of being the major new overview of U.S. higher education. -- Michael W. Simpson Education Review 2004 A readable and concise introduction to this subject, it Read more...

 
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