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ERIC Number: ED359125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-16
Pages: 27
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Lawrence Arthur Cremin (1925-90), U.S. Educational Historian and President, Teachers College, Columbia University (1974-84): Contributions to Higher Education.
Parker, Franklin
This paper discusses the life and work of Lawrence A. Cremin, a leading historian of U.S. education and the president of Teachers College, Columbia University from 1974-84. Among his most important books are "The Transformation of the School" (1961), and his trilogy: "American Education: The Colonial Experience 1607-1783" (1970), "American Education: The National Experience 1783-1876" (1980), and "American Education: The Metropolitan Experience 1876-1980" (1988). The paper offers analyses of these books and other writings of Cremin, as well as accounts of criticism of his work. The paper includes comments on his contributions as a teacher and administrator and a transcript of a 1988 interview with Cremin. An extensive bibliography lists Cremin's books and reviews of them, as well as articles by (or interviews with) Cremin, and writings about, biographical sketches of, and obituaries and memories of Cremin. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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