The Gates Unbarred: A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910 - 2009

The Gates Unbarred: A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910 - 2009

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by Michael Shinagel
     
 

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"The Gates Unbarred" traces the evolution of University Extension at Harvard from the Lyceum movement in Boston to its creation by the newly appointed president A. Lawrence Lowell in 1910. For a century University Extension has provided community access to Harvard, including the opportunity for women and men to earn a degree.

In its storied history, University

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"The Gates Unbarred" traces the evolution of University Extension at Harvard from the Lyceum movement in Boston to its creation by the newly appointed president A. Lawrence Lowell in 1910. For a century University Extension has provided community access to Harvard, including the opportunity for women and men to earn a degree.

In its storied history, University Extension played a pioneering role In American continuing higher education: initiating educational radio courses with Harvard professors in the late 1940s, followed by collegiate television courses for credit in the 1950s, and more recently Harvard College courses available online. In the 1960s a two-year curriculum was prepared for the U.S. nuclear navy ("Polaris University"), and in the early 1970s Extension responded to community needs by reaching out to Cambridge and Roxbury with special applied programs.

This history is not only about special programs but also about remarkable people, from the distinguished members of the Harvard faculty who taught evenings in Harvard Yard to the singular students who earned degrees, ranging from the youngest ALB at age eighteen, to the oldest ALB and ALM recipients, both aged eighty-nine-and both records at Harvard University.

"The Gates Unbarred" is the long-awaited full-scale history of a noteworthy Harvard school and tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674051355
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Harvard University Extension School Series
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,373,163
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Michael Shinagel is Dean of Harvard Extension School.

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The Gates Unbarred: A History of University Extension at Harvard, 1910 - 2009 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
hbonges More than 1 year ago
The extension school has a proud 106 year history preceded by a 75 year history of the Lowell Institute. The extension school has many first in the field of education, many distinguished faculty and students. A great read for anyone associated with the Harvard Extension School.