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For the common good : a new history of highereducation in America

Author: Charles Dorn
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: American institutions and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Dorn
ISBN: 0801452341 9780801452345 9781501712609 1501712608 9781501712616 1501712616
OCLC Number: 989099067
Description: 1 online resource (x, 308 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Early National Period1. "Literary Institutions Are Founded and Endowed for the Common Good" The Liberal Professions in New England2. "The Good Order and the Harmony of the Whole Community" Public Higher Learning in the South3. "To Promote More Effectually the Grand Interests of Society" Catholic Higher Education in the Mid-Atlantic The Antebellum and Civil War Eras4. "To Spread Throughout the Land, an Army of Practical Men" Agriculture and Mechanics in the Midwest5. "The Instruction Necessary to the Practical Duties of the Profession" Teacher Education in the West Reconstruction through the Second World War6. "To Qualify Its Students for Personal Success" The Rise of the University in the West7. "This Is to Be Our Profession-To Serve the World" Women's Higher Education in New England8. "The Burden of His Ambition Is to Achieve a Distinguished Career" African American Higher Education in the Mid-Atlantic The Cold War through the Twenty-First Century9. "A Wedding Ceremony between Industry and the University" The Urban University in the Southeast10. "To Meet the Training and Retraining Needs of Established Business" Community Colleges in the Northeast and SouthwestEpilogue
Series Title: American institutions and society.
Responsibility: Charles Dorn.


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