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

By Thomas Bender,Wilson Smith

This long-awaited sequel to Richard Hofstadter and Wilson Smith's vintage anthology American better schooling: A Documentary History offers 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 unending Frontier; the U.S. perfect court docket judgements in Brown v. Board of Education and S weezy v. New Hampshire; and Adrienne Rich's difficult essay "Taking ladies scholars Seriously." the wide range of readings underscores responses of upper schooling to a memorable, frequently tumultuous, part century. faculties and universities confronted a change in their academic ambitions, institutional constructions and curricula, and admission guidelines; the ethnic and financial composition of scholar our bodies; an increasing social and gender club within the professoriate; their becoming allegiance to and dependence on federal and starting place monetary aids; or even the definitions and defenses of educational freedom.

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

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