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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.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
Label
A history of American higher education, John R. Thelin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780801878558
Lccn
2003012878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801880049
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52418148
Label
A history of American higher education, John R. Thelin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780801878558
Lccn
2003012878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780801880049
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52418148

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