ERIC Number: EJ1003803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Land-Grant Analogy and the American Urban University: An Historical Analysis
Diner, Steven J.
Metropolitan Universities, v23 n3 p61-77 Mar 2013
This article examines how the history of land-grant universities in America shaped the views of higher educators, public officials, and foundations on the role of urban universities in addressing the problems of American cities. Higher education leaders urged the federal government to provide funds that would enable urban universities to do for cities what they believed land-grant universities had done for agriculture and rural areas. The urban land-grant analogy shaped the Urban Observatories program, the movement for urban-grant universities, the establishment of the HUD Office of University Partnerships, and in a different way, the proposed Urban Universities Renaissance bill.
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Land Grant Universities, Rural Areas, Grants, Federal Government, Urban Universities, College Role, Educational History, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Comparative Analysis, Agriculture, School Community Relationship, Urban Areas, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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