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The Modern Idea of the University

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Jo Ann Gerdeman Thompson

The decade 1962-1972 was a tumultuous one for the American University. Repeated, and sometimes violent, student demonstrations not only disrupted classes but also prompted some deep soul-searching on the part of professional educators in the United States. This book identifies several recurrent themes found in the professional literature on higher education during this period, and, by relating these to similar issues debated by the nineteenth century English essayists Arnold, Huxley, Mill, and Newman, attempts to clarify the modern idea of the university.
Contents: Analysis of themes found in the professional literature on higher education during the decade 1962-1972 - Relationships between these and key Victorian debates on the idea of the University.