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Higher Education in Transition


reviewed by Merle L. Borrowman 1959

coverTitle: Higher Education in Transition
Author(s): John Brubacher, Willis Rudy
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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American educational history remains a relatively unexplored frontier. Into its regions, where lies a mass of unorganized data concerning higher education, a few giants have ventured. Morison has mined the mother lode at Harvard, Curti and Carstensen followed briefly the central vein at Wisconsin, Hofstadter and Metzger gathered choice nuggets in the stream of academic freedom, Butts and Schmidt have searched for ivory in the jungle of liberal arts colleges, and Ross and Eddy have partially reaped the golden grain of the land-grant colleges. A handful of other competent explorers have briefly homesteaded at the site of specific institutions, and the biographies of such early pioneers as Eliot, White, and Gilman are available. The records of all such lonely venturers into the frontier have fallen into the hands of Professors Brubacher and Rudy, who now attempt an over-all map of the territory. Such a map has long been needed; the last... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 8, 1959, p. 462-462
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4374, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 8:28:34 PM

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