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ERIC Number: ED205057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
A Brief Historical Review of Research on Higher Education, 1900-1960.
Pemberton, S. Macpherson
The beginning of interest in educational research as such is traced to the 1890's and to J. M. Rice, who encouraged that departments of educational research be attached to public and private agencies and university education departments. Early research efforts were limited largely to measurement and elementary and secondary education, but a 1910 congressional appropriation began higher education study in the federal Bureau of Education. Subsequent research movements included work on specificity of data, standardization in all areas (accreditation, testing, and so on), the rise of science education, curriculum problems and development, personality factors in objective testing, personality development and learning, intelligence testing, attitude measures, philanthropic foundation involvement in education, egalitarianism, cooperative research efforts by groups of institutions, interest in university adaptation to changing demands, the social forces of industrialism, the quality of the college environment for student life, and the teacher role. The two broad areas of most current research are teaching and learning, and the nature of the institutions themselves, including institutional administration. Future research is suggested in the areas of theory of personality development, the effects of cooperation and coordination on institutional autonomy, governance, and teachers and teaching. A list of references and an annotated list of reports on research on higher education from 1966-67 are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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