A History of American Higher Education

A History of American Higher Education

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Colleges and universities are among the most cherisheda€”and controversiala€”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. Thelina€™s work has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's institutions of higher learning. This edition brings the discussion of perennial hot-button issues such as big-time sports programs up to date and addresses such current areas of contention as the changing role of governing boards and the financial challenges posed by the economic downturn.Essay. on. Sources. Sherlock Holmes, baffled by a difficult case, once complained to Watson that he needed clues if he was to continue his investigation. Scrounging for sources, he cried out in exasperation, a€œI cannot build bricks without straw!

Title:A History of American Higher Education
Author:John R. Thelin
Publisher:JHU Press - 2011-10-11


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