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Church Sponsored Higher Education in the United States


reviewed by Robert Hassenger - 1967

coverTitle: Church Sponsored Higher Education in the United States
Author(s): Manning M. Patillo Jr., Donald M. MacKenzie
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Few are the educators who would today claim understanding of the term, "church-related college." Latter-day Shavians have reminded us often in the past few years that "Catholic" and "university" cancel each other out, and many seem not only to agree, but to extend the indictment to all higher educational institutions sponsored by religious organizations. These charges may be true; the remaining religiously-affiliated colleges and universities may go the way of Harvard, Princeton and Northwestern. But most of the debaters are firing away at a chimera: in the absence of hard data, they have been grappling with abstractions. Social scientists are notoriously unreceptive to this approach. They insist that the way to discuss church-sponsored colleges' futures is to begin with those already existing. Within the past two years, Carnegie- and Danforth-backed studies have provided the first reliable information on this little-understood segment of American higher education. It was not until after the Second... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 1, 1967, p. 96-98
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2089, Date Accessed: 10/16/2019 3:59:18 PM

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