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The shaping of American higher education : emergence and growth of the contemporary system

Author: Arthur M Cohen
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In The Shaping of American Higher Education, Cohen combines historical perspective with in-depth coverage of current events to provide an authoritative, comprehensive account of the history of higher education in the United States. From the colonial era to the present day - and with particular attention to the past fifty years - the book tracks trends in student access, faculty professionalization, curricular
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohen, Arthur M.
Shaping of American higher education.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, ©1998
(OCoLC)607098542
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur M Cohen
ISBN: 0787910295 9780787910297 9780787998264 0787998265
OCLC Number: 38989669
Description: xiii, 495 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A framework for studying the history of higher education --
Establishing the collegiate form in the colonies: 1636-1789 --
The diffusion of small colleges in the Emergent Nation: 1790-1869 --
University transformation as the nation industrializes: 1870-1944 --
Mass higher education in the Era of American Hegemony: 1945-1975 --
Maintaining the diverse system in the Contemporary Era: 1976-1998 --
Conclusion: Trends and issues for the future.
Responsibility: Arthur M. Cohen.
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