American Higher Education A History

ISBN-10: 1403972893
ISBN-13: 9781403972897
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $39.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 4/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 397
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The roots of controversy surrounding higher education in the US extend deep into the past. This original, incisive history goes far in offering a needed sense of perspective on current debates over such issues as access, costs, academic quality, social equity, and curricula. Eminently readable and always lively, this timely historical account is sure to be an invaluable resource for assessing the present condition and future prospects of American colleges and universities.

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Acknowledgments
Introduction
Historical Origins and Antecedents
Higher Learning in Antiquity
Beginnings: The Overconfident Candidate
The Tablet-House of Ancient Mesopotamia
Advanced Learning in Egypt
The Sophists of Classical Greece
Philosophic Schools
The Hellenistic Period
Roman Higher Education
The Hellenistic Decline
Early Christian Learning
From Cathedral Church Schools to Universities
The Early Medieval Wasteland
Cathedral Church Schools
Scholastic Scholarship
Learned Women
Teaching Guilds: The Nations at Paris
Student Nations: Bologna
Apprentice Scholars and Masters
Advanced Studies: Higher Faculties
University Instruction
The Struggle for Immunities and Exemptions
University Migrations
Colleges
The Contribution of the Medieval University
Post-Medieval Academe: Evolution and Estrangement
Classicism and Italian Humanism
Academies and the Ideal of the Courtier
Northern Humanism
Humanism and the Universities
The Inns of Court
The Impact of Confessionalism
Empiricism and Scientific Inquiry
University Somnolence and Stagnation
Unfulfilled Promises
American Higher Education: The Formative Period
The American Colonial and Antebellum College
A City Upon a Hill
Higher Learning in English America
The Revolution and Republican Ideals
The Dartmouth Case
"A Land of Colleges"
Denominational Schools
Jacksonian Ideals and the College Movement
College Management and Control
Academic Supervision and Collegiate Life
Extracurricular Pursuits
The Yale Report
The Aftermath: In Retrospect
Teachers' Institutes
Normal Schools
The Evolving American University
A New Era
Postwar Rebuilding
Imperatives for Change
State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Municipal Colleges and Universities
Women's Colleges and Coeducation
Black Colleges
Elective Curricula
Graduate Professional Studies: The Allure of the Germanic Ideal
The Wisconsin Idea
Gridiron Loyalties
Misgivings and Demurrals
American Higher Education: Maturation and Development
American Academe in the Early Twentieth Century
Paradigms Old and New
Mammon and the Monoliths
Bureaucratization and the Business Ethos
Academic Freedom
College Students and Campus Life
From Marginality Toward the Mainstream: New Students
Curricular Innovations and Experiments
Great Books and the Chicago Plan
Two-Year Colleges
From Normal Schools to State Teachers' Colleges
Teacher Preparation in the University
The Quest for Legitimacy
Postwar Higher Learning in America
Academic Witch Hunts
Changing Growth Patterns
Governmental and Business Involvement
Corporate Academe
Black Higher Education
Curricular Inclusion
General Learning and Liberal Studies in an Age of Specialization
Student Activism and Dissent
Contemporary Challenges and Issues
Another Season of Discontent: The Critics
General Education Reconsidered
Multiculturalism and the "Political Correctness" Controversy
Diagnosing the Malaise
Careerism and the Entrepreneurial University
Specialization and Fragmentation
The "publish or Perish" Syndrome
Loss of Community
Academic Standards
Neglect of Undergraduate Education
Integrating the Curriculum
Academic "Commodification"
Epilogue: In Historical Retrospect
Dialogues with the Past
Disinterested Learning
Faculty Power and Governance
Academic Autonomy and Freedom
Curricular Conservatism
Educational Aims and Ideals
Inclusivity and Elitism
Knowledge as Social Construction
Academic Conventions, Rites and Rituals
Notes
Sources and References
Index

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