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American Higher Education Transformed, 1940--2005: by Thomas Bender,Wilson Smith

By Thomas Bender,Wilson Smith

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

The quantity comprises such seminal files as Vannevar Bush's 1945 report back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Science, the never-ending Frontier; the U.S. superb court docket judgements in Brown v. Board of Education and S weezy v. New Hampshire; and Adrienne Rich's demanding essay "Taking ladies scholars Seriously." the big variety of readings underscores responses of upper schooling to a memorable, frequently tumultuous, part century. schools and universities confronted a change in their academic targets, institutional buildings and curricula, and admission rules; the ethnic and financial composition of scholar our bodies; an increasing social and gender club within the professoriate; their turning out to be allegiance to and dependence on federal and beginning 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 heritage and sociology of upper education.

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