The Emergence of the American University

Author: Laurence R. Veysey
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226854566
Release Date: 1970-03-15
Genre: Education

The American university of today is the product of a sudden, mainly unplanned period of development at the close of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. At that time the university, and with it a recognizably modern style of academic life, emerged to eclipse the older, religiously oriented college. Precedents, formal and informal, were then set which have affected the soul of professor, student, and academic administrator ever since. What did the men living in this formative period want the American university to become? How did they differ in defining the ideal university? And why did the institution acquire a form that only partially corresponded with these definitions? These are the questions Mr. Veysey seeks to answer.

Moral Education in America

Author: B. Edward McClellan
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807775653
Release Date:
Genre: Education

This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive history of moral education in American schools provides an invaluable historical context for contemporary debates. McClellan traces American traditions of moral education from the colonial era to the present, illuminating both debates about the subject and actual practices in public and private schools, colleges, and universities. He pays particular attention to changing fashions in pedagogy, to church–state conflicts, to the long decline of character training in the schools, and to recent efforts to restore moral education to its once-honored place. The book concludes with a thorough examination of recent theorists, including Lawrence Kohlberg, William J. Bennett, Carol Gilligan, and Nel Noddings, and an appraisal of current practice in American schools. “In an age of specialists who quite productively write books on relatively narrow subjects imbedded in short time periods, McClellan writes effortlessly about the grand themes and social practices in the history of moral education and character training over several centuries.” —From the Foreword by William J. Reese “I would highly recommend this work to anyone interested in educational policy in general and moral education in particular. . . .There is nothing presently available that is comparable in scope, balance, intellectual coherence, and readability.” —Ray Hiner, University of Kansas

Saving the Prairies

Author: Ronald C. Tobey
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520043529
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Genre: Science


American studies

Author: Robert Harris Walker
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015009111827
Release Date: 1976
Genre: History

Essays deal with approaches, concerns, archives, periodicals, and books relevant to the study of American history and civilization.

Higher Ed Inc

Author: Richard S. Ruch
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801874475
Release Date: 2003-07-07
Genre: Education

"A balanced description of how and why [for-profit colleges and universities] continue to attract growing enrollments, and his text will be useful for anyone who wants to understand this significant trend." -- Library Journal

American Higher Education

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: MINN:31951000051310R
Release Date: 1961-06-01
Genre: Education


Red Man s America

Author: Ruth Murray Underhill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226841650
Release Date: 1971-12-15
Genre: History

All-encompassing study of the cultural traditions and evolution of the North American Indians from pre-history to the present

Seven Myths of Africa in World History

Author: David Northrup
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781624666414
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: History

"Northrup's highly accessible book breaks through the most common barriers that readers encounter in studying African history. Each chapter takes on a common myth about Africa and explains both the sources of the myth and the research that debunks it. These provocative chapters will promote lively discussions among readers while deepening their understanding of African and world history. The book is strengthened by its incorporation of actors and issues representing the African diaspora and African Americans in particular." —Rebecca Shumway, College of Charleston

American Universities and Colleges

Author: Praeger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313366086
Release Date: 2010-04-16
Genre: Education

Provides extensive information on approximately 1,900 institutions of higher education for students, their parents, college advisors, educators, and librarians.

Going Broke by Degree

Author: Richard K. Vedder
Publisher: American Enterprise Institute
ISBN: 0844741973
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

American universities are facing a crisis of growing magnitude. Sharply rising tuition fees have led to a rising chorus of complaints - and serious questions about the future of higher education in this country. Are tuition increases that rapidly outpace the rate of inflation pushing higher education out of reach for more and more people? Is this cost explosion a recent phenomenon? What are we getting in return for these higher tuition fees? In Going Broke by Degree, economist Richard Kent Vedder explains why costs are rising so fast and what can be done about it. He compares the underlying causes for the higher education's cost problem to that of the health care crisis. Third parties, especially governments, pay a large share of the bills for university education. The ordinary constraints on raising prices in a competitive, for-profit market environment are weak in the higher education market. The adverse consequences of inefficiency are largely absent. have become bloated. Faculties and staff have seen their compensation rising sharply in modern times. New technology is not used aggressively to reduce labor costs. Universities aggressively seek payments beyond the amount needed to provide goods and services. Price discrimination in the form of scholarships has facilitated the cost explosion as well. Vedder demonstrates that even so-called noneconomic issues - grade inflation, affirmative action problems, declining free discourse, political correctness, and the corruption of intercollegiate athletics - have a strong economic base. Vedder notes indications that changes are on the horizon. Already, non-traditional alternatives - such as for-profit universities, computer-based distance learning, and non-university certification of skills - provide some of the same essential services as universities. As universities become more tuition-driven, many of their inefficiencies will be squeezed out of the system as they struggle to survive. tenure, increasing teaching loads, paring administrative staffs, slashing costly low-enrollment programs, increasing distance learning, addressing high student attrition rates, contracting out more services, cutting costly noneducational programs of dubious worth, and altering affirmative action. Vedder suggests even more dramatic and fundamental changes, including moving to a student-based funding model (voucherization) and even privatization of state universities.

The Association of American University Presses Directory 2000 2001

Author: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: Association of American University Presses
ISBN: 094510314X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: University presses

This directory offers detailed information on the publishing programs and personnel of AAUP's 120 member presses. Its features include a subject guide indicating which presses publish in specific disciplines; entries for each member press that include complete address, telephone and fax numbers, and electronic mail; guidelines for submitting manuscripts; suggestions for further reading; and an index of press personnel. The directory also includes informative material on the Association, outlining its structure, staff, by-laws, and requirements for admission.

The Association of American University Presses Directory 2001 2002

Author: Association of American University Presses
Publisher: Association Of American University Press
ISBN: 0945103158
Release Date: 2001-11-01
Genre: University presses

This directory offers detailed information on the publishing programs and personnel of AAUP's 120 member presses. Its features include a subject guide indicating which presses publish in specific disciplines; entries for each member press that include complete address, telephone and fax numbers, and electronic mail; guidelines for submitting manuscripts; suggestions for further reading; and an index of press personnel. The directory also includes informative material on the Association, outlining its structure, staff, by-laws, and requirements for admission.