Read e-book online American Higher Education Transformed, 1940--2005: PDF

By Thomas Bender,Wilson Smith

This long-awaited sequel to Richard Hofstadter and Wilson Smith's vintage anthology American larger schooling: A Documentary History offers 100 and seventy-two key edited records that list the transformation of upper schooling over the last sixty years.

The quantity comprises such seminal records as Vannevar Bush's 1945 report back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Science, the never-ending Frontier; the U.S. splendid courtroom judgements in Brown v. Board of Education and S weezy v. New Hampshire; and Adrienne Rich's demanding essay "Taking girls scholars Seriously." the big variety of readings underscores responses of upper schooling to a memorable, frequently tumultuous, part century. faculties and universities confronted a change in their academic pursuits, institutional buildings and curricula, and admission guidelines; the ethnic and fiscal composition of scholar our bodies; an increasing social and gender club within the professoriate; their transforming into allegiance to and dependence on federal and origin monetary aids; or even the definitions and defenses of educational freedom.

Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled a necessary reference for policymakers, directors, and all these drawn to the historical past and sociology of upper education.

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