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Mind and hand : the birth of MIT

Author: Julius Adams Stratton; Loretta H Mannix
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
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"Mind and Hand traces the ideas about science and education that have shaped MIT and defined its mission - from the new science of the Enlightenment era and the ideals of representative democracy spurred by the Industrial Revolution to new theories on the nature and role of higher education in nineteenth-century America. MIT emerged in mid-century as an experiment in scientific and technical education, with its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julius Adams Stratton; Loretta H Mannix
ISBN: 0262195240 9780262195249
OCLC Number: 56356108
Description: xix, 781 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The antecedents. European origins --
Migration of a heritage --
The rise of technical education in America --
The Rogers brothers and the Boston scene. A family affair --
Harvard --
The Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard --
The founding of MIT. Pre-historical annals of the Institute --
An auxiliary to the cause of education --
Facts of the founding --
The struggle to get under way. Persistent perseverance --
The Land-Grant Act of 1862 --
Harvard again --
The difficult question of money --
The building --
The society, the museum, and the school. The Society of Arts --
The Committee on Publication --
The Museum of Technology --
The School of Industrial Science --
A voluminous enterprise. The school opens --
The first faculty --
The first students --
The early curriculum and methods of teaching. The first six courses --
A curriculum innovation --
Methods of teaching.
Responsibility: Julius A. Stratton, Loretta H. Mannix.

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