ERIC Number: ED396612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Development and Planning Perspectives on Virginia's Henrico College.
Vacik, Stephen M.; Miller, Michael T.
This paper examines the history of the growth, development, and failure of Henrico College (Virginia), the first planned college in colonial America, and draws implications for contemporary higher education. It considers the role of the Virginia Company of London during the early 17th century in the college's early planning, the school's purpose (to educate and evangelize Native Americans), the planning process (involving the English government, local officials, and the Virginia Company), and its failure just prior to opening (following an Indian uprising). The Henrico experience is evaluated in terms of four precedents for consideration by contemporary higher education: (1) the view of education as a means of social reform; (2) the heavy involvement and control of the government; (3) the importance of fund raising; and (4) the development of an early form of seamless education from the elementary level through college. (Contains 26 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses
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