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The Resource A history of American higher education, John R. Thelin

A history of American higher education, John R. Thelin

Label
A history of American higher education
Title
A history of American higher education
Statement of responsibility
John R. Thelin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In A History of American Higher Education, Thelin offers a wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's public and private colleges and universities, emphasizing the notion of saga -- the proposition that institutions are heirs to numerous historical strands and numerous attempts to address such volatile topics as institutional cost and effectiveness, admissions and access, and the character of the curriculum. Thelin draws on both official institutional histories and the informal memories that constitute legends and lore to offer a fresh interpretation of an institutional past that reaches back to the colonial era and encompasses both well-known colleges and universities and such understudied institutions as community, women's, and historically black colleges, proprietary schools, and freestanding professional colleges. Thelin also addresses the role of local, state, and federal governments in colleges and universities, as well as the influence of private foundations and other organizations. And through imaginative interpretation of films, novels, and popular magazines, he illuminates the convoluted relationship between higher education and American culture. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thelin, John R.
Dewey number
378.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA226
LC item number
.T45 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
Label
A history of American higher education, John R. Thelin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colleges in the colonial era -- Creating the "American Way" in higher education -- Diversity and adversity -- Captains of industry and erudition -- Alma mater -- Success and excess -- Gilt by association -- Coming of age in America
Control code
52418148
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780801880049
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A history of American higher education, John R. Thelin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colleges in the colonial era -- Creating the "American Way" in higher education -- Diversity and adversity -- Captains of industry and erudition -- Alma mater -- Success and excess -- Gilt by association -- Coming of age in America
Control code
52418148
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780801880049
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003012878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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