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ERIC Number: ED298816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 122
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Urban Higher Education and Services: The Creation and Demise of an Idea, 1865-1930.
Koehler, Lyle
The history of the idea of service at municipally-controlled institutions of higher education from the 19th century through 1930 is presented. Currently, as Americans are pursuing a search for their roots, many social institutions are focussing attention on building a viable sense of community, on inclusion and a more all-encompassing sense of vitality. This includes the educational system, and in particular those universities which have had an active, albeit constantly changing, history of involvement with the municipalities in which they are centered. The word "service" has taken on a variety of definitions and dimensions. Therefore, it seems appropriate for educators to begin to search for their own service-centered roots to let the past invigorate and help define the present. An effort to tie intellectual attitudes to social change and to illustrate how educators at American colleges and universities viewed service and change is made. The increasing accessibility of higher education to previously excluded groups is explicated. The essay's three chapters examine respectively: (1) nineteenth century patterns; (2) progressive search for unity, 1900-1917; and (3) fragmentation and isolation, 1917-1930. Contains 140 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
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Language: English
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