Higher Education In Transition / Edition 4

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Overview

At a time when our colleges and universities face momentous questions of new growth and direction, the republication of Higher Education in Transition is more timely than ever. Beginning with colonial times, the authors trace the development of our college and university system chronologically, in terms of men and institutions. They bring into focus such major areas of concern as curriculum, administration, academic freedom, and student life. They tell their story with a sharp eye for the human values at stake and the issues that will be with us in the future.

One gets a sense not only of temporal sequence by centuries and decades but also of unity and continuity by a review of major themes and topics. Rudy’s new chapters update developments in higher education during the last twenty years. Higher Education in Transition continues to have significance not only for those who work in higher education, but for everyone interested in American ideas, traditions, and social and intellectual history.

“[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the American college and university.”

-Sol Cohen, Change

This volume is highly recommended, not only to students and practitioners of higher education, to whom it is indispensable, but to all who would truly understand what may well be the most important factor in our ultimate survival-our colleges and universities."

-Francis H. Horn, New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560009177
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/15/1997
  • Series: Foundations of Higher Education Series
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Transaction Edition
Preface
Pt. I The Colonial College
1 Beginnings 3
2 Early Patterns of Organization and Administration 24
3 Early Student Life 39
Pt. II Nineteenth-Century Innovations in the Colonial College
4 Multiplication and Variation of Colleges 59
5 Early Methods of Instruction 84
6 The Elective Struggle 100
7 The Period of Fraternities and Athletics 120
Pt. III The Rise of Universities in Nineteenth-Century America
8 The American State University 143
9 The Development of the Graduate School 174
10 Professional Education 198
11 The Federal Government and Higher Education 219
Pt. IV Higher Education in the Twentieth Century
12 Articulation of Secondary and Higher Education 241
13 Innovations in Curriculum and Methods 264
14 The Philosophy of Higher Education 287
15 Academic Freedom 308
16 Reintegration of Curriculum and Extracurriculum 330
17 Enlarging Scope of the Administration of Higher Education 354
Pt. V In Perspective
18 The University Transformed, 1975-1995 399
19 American Higher Education at the Dawn of a New Millennium 412
20 Distinguishing Features of American Higher Education 423
Notes 443
Bibliography 543
Index 557
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