ERIC Number: ED165636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Legal History of American Colleges and Universities. Final Report.
The legal history of American colleges and universities is presented. The introductory synopsis contains summaries of the research activities, published results, historiographical assumptions, research procedures, and results and conclusions of the study. The actual summary report contains 14 sections that include discussions of the following topics: European background and colonial beginnings; the challenge to the government by church and state; academic government by ministers; college government and governance in the Eighteenth Century; toleration and the colleges; secularization; the decline of provincial colleges; governmental changes and curriculum innovations; the creation of state university systems; the legal status of university and college corporations; and public universities, independent colleges, and proprietary professional schools. (BD)
Descriptors: Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Research, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Historiography, History, Legal Problems, Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Public Education, Research Methodology, State Church Separation, State Universities, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.