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ERIC Number: ED540852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1917
Pages: 276
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Higher Education in England and Scotland with Suggestions for Universities and Colleges in the United States. Bulletin, 1917, No. 16
MacLean, George Edwin
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The object of this study is to point out facts and tendencies in higher education in Great Britain by which American universities and colleges can profit. Since May, 1913, the compiler of the bulletin has visited 56 institutions, of which 18 have been universities, 14 university colleges, and 24 colleges and technical and agricultural colleges and schools. The wide diversity in the institutions due to differences in age, type, and even race, nay easily lead one astray in a comparative study of them. The differences in phraseology among the British institutions themselves, and in turn the differences between their usages and those current in the United States, must be constantly kept in mind to prevent confusion of thought. This bulletin is divided into three sections. Part I presents "Historical Studies and Suggestions" and contains the following chapters: (1) First group of universities--Oxford, Cambridge, Durham; (2) Scotch universities; (3) University of London; (4) The new or provincial universities; (5) Independent university colleges--Exeter, Nottingham, Reading, Southampton; (6) Technical colleges and schools; (7) Agricultural colleges and schools; and (8) Women's colleges. Part II covers "Topical Studies and Suggestions" and contains the following chapters: (1) Organization and administration of universities; (2) University officers; (3) Provisions for the faculty; (4) State aid and visitation; (5) Coordination of institutions; (6) Applied science and professional education; (7) Advanced study and research without graduate schools; (8) Examinations; (9) Curricula; (10) Student life; and (11) University extension teaching. Part III presents "Statistical Tables." An index is also included. Individual chapters contain footnotes. (Contains 15 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)