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ERIC Number: ED541895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1915
Pages: 71
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The University and the Municipality: Summary of Proceedings of the First Session of the National Association of Municipal Universities. Bulletin, 1915, No. 38. Whole Number 665
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The problems of industry, government, and life in the modern industrial and commercial city are numerous, large, and complex. For their solution a larger amount of scientific knowledge and higher standards of intelligence among citizens are needed. All the city's agencies for good and progress need to be united and vitalized for more effective functions. There is a growing conviction among thoughtful people that this can be done best by the municipal university, maintained as an essential part of the city's system of public education, or by a privately endowed university working in close sympathetic relations with all other agencies of education in the city. It will require much study of this subject to ascertain: (1) The need for the municipal university; (2) its functions; (3) the best means of organizing and supporting it; and (4) its relation to all the phases of city life. The interest in this subject has resulted already in the organization of a National Association of Municipal Universities, which held its first meeting in Washington City November 9-10, 1914. The publication of the papers, addresses, and informal discussion of this meeting in the condensed form presented in this bulletin will promote further study of the subject. This bulletin is divided into two parts: (1) Aims and Purpose of the Urban University; and (2) Brief Description of Typical Urban Universities. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)