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ERIC Number: ED556889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 370
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3038-2805-8
American Philanthropic Studies: The Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy (1903-1920)
Seely, Dagmar
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University
Graham Taylor was a leader in the movement for schools of civics and philanthropy. As founder of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, Taylor served as President and Professor. The study focuses on the development of the study of philanthropy through following the pedagogy of Graham Taylor beginning with his early efforts during the late 1880's. In 1894 while head of the Department of Christian Sociology at the Chicago Theological Seminary, he founded the Chicago Commons settlement which provided early training in philanthropy. While a Professorial Lecturer in sociology at the University of Chicago, Taylor initiated training in philanthropic and social work in 1903 which became formalized the next year as the Institute of Social Science and the Arts. In 1906, the school operated under the Chicago Commons as the Chicago Institute for Social Science and established a Department of Social Research. The School of Civics and Philanthropy was established in 1908 for the "instruction, training, investigation, and publication, the efficiency of civic, philanthropic, and social work, and the improvement of living and working conditions." The study is contextualized within a historical analysis and examination of the philanthropic, social and educational factors contributing to the development of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. The schools, their directors, instructors and staff developed the scholarship and literature in the philanthropic, voluntary and charitable field and produced studies, books, articles, and published journals and magazines, The dissertation relies significantly on their works. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois