Watersheds in Higher Education

Author: Van Patten, James
Year:1997
Pages:200
ISBN:0-7734-8605-4
978-0-7734-8605-8
Price:159.95
Each chapter explores the biography, contributions and influence of leaders in American higher education, relating the past to the present efforts to deal with issues, influences and pressures facing higher education as we approach the 21st century. Topics include tenure; academic freedom; Robert Maynard Hutchins and The University of Chicago and The Great Books; Charles Eliot of Harvard and the "elective system"; William Rainey Harper; William Heard Kilpatrick; Leland Stanford and Stanford University; Jimmy Carter and Higher Education; Clinton's education policies: Veblen's Views on Society and Education