American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915-1940 / Edition 1

American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915-1940 / Edition 1

by David O. Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801494982

ISBN-13: 9780801494987

Pub. Date: 01/28/1986

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Is higher education a right or a privilege? Who should go to college? What should they study there? These questions were hotly debated between the world wars, when an unprecedented boom in college enrollments forced Americans to struggle between their belief in the importance of educational opportunity and their desire to preserve the existing social structure. In

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Is higher education a right or a privilege? Who should go to college? What should they study there? These questions were hotly debated between the world wars, when an unprecedented boom in college enrollments forced Americans to struggle between their belief in the importance of educational opportunity and their desire to preserve the existing social structure. In The American College and the Culture of Aspiration, 1915–1940, David O. Levine offers the first in-depth history of higher education during this era, a period when colleges and universities became arbiters of social and economic mobility and a hierarchy of schools evolved to meet growing demands for occupational training and socialization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801494987
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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