ERIC Number: ED382116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
History of Higher Education, 1994.
History of Higher Education, v14 1994
This annual compilation presents four papers which focus on significant developments in higher education in nineteenth-century Europe and the United States. An introduction to the volume by Roger L. Geiger notes commonalities across the four papers and major trends in historical research on institutions of higher education. The first paper, by Nancy Beadie, is "From Academy to University in New York State: The Genesee Institutions and the Importance of Capital to the Success of an Idea, 1848-1871." This article's focus on the relationship between Genesee Wesleyan Seminary and Genesee College engages larger issues of the period, including curriculum change to include scientific and modern courses as well as effects of religious affiliation. The next article, "'We Desired Our Future Rulers To Be Educated Men': South Carolina College, the Defense of Slavery, and the Development of Secessionist Politics" by Michael Sugrue, focuses on the role of college president Thomas Cooper and political changes before and during the Civil War. The third article is by Thomas Kevin B. Cherry and is titled "Bringing Science to the South: The School for the Application of Science to the Arts at the University of North Carolina." This article questions the conventional view of a literary, nonscientific emphasis in Southern higher education, noting the efforts of president David Swain to create a program in applied science. The final article, "Patterns of Access to Modern European Universities: Rates of Enrollment" (Fritz Ringer), looks at trends during this period in Europe. Brief summaries of 21 recent dissertations in the history of higher education are also provided. (Individual papers contain reference notes.) (DB)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Trends, Enrollment Rate, European History, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Political Influences, Science Education, State Colleges, State Universities, United States History, Universities
History of Higher Education Annual, Higher Education Program, Pennsylvania State University, 403 South Allen Street, Suite 115, University Park, PA 16801-5202 ($10 individuals, $12.50 institutions).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.