A History of American Higher Education

by John R. Thelin

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Higher & further education,
  • History of specific subjects,
  • Universities and colleges,
  • Higher,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • USA,
  • Education / Higher,
  • Education, Higher,
  • History,
  • United States
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9495503M
ISBN 100801878551
ISBN 109780801878558

We can only hope that the next generation of historians follows their cue." - Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of Education and History, New York University "This book provides a comprehensive review of scholarship in the history of American education during the period since the revisionists turned the field upside down in the s and 70s. Book Summary: The title of this book is The History of American Higher Education and it was written by Roger L. particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ Higher education was carried on by the Sophists and philosophers before the rise of the Academy and the philosophical schools. In medieval Western Europe, education was typically a charge of the church: the monastic schools and universities were the chief centers, and virtually all students took orders. An extensive book review of noted higher education scholar John Thelin's newest book - a collection of essential documents representing American Higher Education.

  The definitive history of American higher education—now up to date. Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential. Get this from a library! A history of American higher education. [John R Thelin] -- "Colleges and universities are among the most cherished-and controversial-institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers. Exploring the Heritage of American Higher Education: The Evolution of Philosophy and Policy. Oryx, pp. Cohen, Arthur M. The Shaping of American Higher Education: Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System. (Jossey-Bass, ) Dorn, Charles. For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America (Cornell UP, ) pp. A History of American Higher Education is a 'must read' for any scholar either teaching or taking a course in educational U. HerreraHistorical Studies in Education About the Author John R. Thelin is University Research Professor and a member of the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Kentucky/5(59).

A Brief History of Education in America Early American education was primarily private or religious, and it brought mass schooling and literacy to the nation well before the public school system we know today was legislated into existence. Public schooling arose in response to an influx of immigrants who had different religions or Size: KB. Christopher J. Lucas's American Higher Education: A History purports to do just that. While the book does an admirable job of linking the developments of American higher education with its European origins, more fully integrates marginalized groups than either Rudolph, Veysey, or many other earlier historians, and is compelling on the subject. This book surveys the history of higher education—principally universities—in Africa. Its geographical coverage encompasses the entire continent, from Afro-Arab Islamic Africa in the north to the former apartheid South Africa in the south, and the historical time span ranges from.

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John R. Thelin is a University Research Professor and a member of the Educational Policy Studies Department at the University of Kentucky. His many books include Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education and Going to College in the Sixties.

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The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II (The William G. Bowen Series): Geiger, Roger L.: : Books. Flip to back Flip to front. Listen Playing Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Learn by: (History of Education Quarterly) "This is a splendid book, by far the best to appear on the subject since the publication of Frederick Rudolph's The American College and University: A History.

John Thelin's work will supplant Rudolph's as the dominant overview of the history of American higher education/5(17). Colleges and universities are among the most cherished―and controversial―institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R.

Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life/5(18). The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II (The William G. Bowen Series Book 80) - Kindle edition by Geiger, Roger L.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the /5(12). A History of American Higher Education is a 'must read' for any scholar either teaching or taking a course in educational history.

(Elea U. Herrera Historical Studies in Education)/5(65). A History of American Higher Education. Colleges and universities are among the most cherished institutions in American society - and also among the most controversial. Yet affirmative action and skyrocketing tuition are only the most recent dissonant issues to emerge/5.

The roots of controversy surrounding higher education in the US extend deep into the past. This original, incisive history goes far in offering a needed sense of perspective on current debates over such issues as access, costs, academic quality, social equity, and curricula/5. Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States.

In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this A History of American Higher Education book influential sector in American life.

Thelin’s work has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the 4/5(1). This is a dense but complete history of higher education from the colonial times to World War II. Sometimes a bit too complete (e.g. spending two pages on the life of George Whitefield).4/5.

Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American ing American higher education from its founding in the seventeenth century to its struggle 4/5(1).

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 4/5(2).

Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R.

Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life. Exploring American higher education from its founding in the seventeenth 4/5(1).

"I do believe that the book is worthy of being the major new overview of US higher education." Education Review "A History of American Higher Education is a 'must read' for any scholar either teaching or taking a course in educational history." Historical Studies in Education - 4/5(1).

The definitive history of American higher education—now up to date. Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential.

American higher education today looks nothing like it did a few generations ago, let alone at the founding of the country. A new book, The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture From the Founding to World War II (Princeton University Press), explores how colleges evolved.

The author is Roger L. Geiger, who is distinguished professor of higher education at. Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R.

Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life. Thelin’s work has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the 4/5(1).

This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in to the outbreak of World War most in-depth and authoritative history of the subject available, The History of American Higher Education traces how colleges and universities were shaped by the shifting influences of culture, the emergence of new career opportunities, and the.

The book American Academic Cultures: A History of Higher Education, Paul H. Mattingly is published by University of Chicago Press. American Academic Cultures: A History of Higher Education, Mattingly All Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK Education Theory > History "A History of American Higher Education" is a nice introduction into the topic of college history.

However, it is most definately not definitive. Any reader would benefit from consulting other texts (which I will list at the end of this review). The book does focus heavily on. Schools and universities are among the many most cherished—and controversial—establishments in the USA.

On this up to date version of A History of American Higher Education, John R. Thelin gives welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this extremely influential sector in American life. The History of American Higher Education book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

This book tells the compelling saga of American h 4/5(6). Score. A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

All Votes Add Books To This List. A History of American Higher Education. John R. Thelin. avg rating — ratings. "This is a splendid book, by far the best to appear on the subject since the publication of Frederick Rudolph's The American College and University: A Thelin's work will supplant Rudolph's as the dominant overview of the history of American higher education.

This is a splendid book, by far the best to appear on the subject since the publication of Frederick Rudolph's The American College and University: A Thelin's work will supplant Rudolph's as the dominant overview of the history of American higher : Johns Hopkins University Press.

This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in to the outbreak of World War II. The most in-depth and authoritative history of the subject available, The History of American Higher Education traces how colleges and universities were shaped by the shifting influences of culture.

(Jana Nidiffer History of Education Quarterly) This is a splendid book, by far the best to appear on the subject since the publication of Frederick Rudolph's The American College and University: A History. John Thelin's work will supplant Rudolph's as the dominant overview of the history of American higher education/5().

Colleges and universities are among the most cherished—and controversial—institutions in the United States. In this updated edition of A History of American Higher Education, John R.

Thelin offers welcome perspective on the triumphs and crises of this highly influential sector in American life. Exploring American higher education from its founding in the seventeenth century to its. Get this from a library.

History of American higher education. [Margaret Cain McCarthy] -- History of American Higher Education documents the fascinating evolution of American colleges and universities, touching on the historical events that shaped them, from the colonial era through the.

John R. Thelins A History of American Higher Education has become a standard in higher education studies. Designed to be used alongside this groundbreaking book or on its own, Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education presents primary sources that chart the social, intellectual, political, and cultural history of American colleges and universities/5.Find books like A History of American Higher Education from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked A History of American H.Book Description. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy, fundraising, and innovations in higher education today.

Written by renowned author John R. Thelin, each chapter bridges research, theory, and practice and discusses a range of.