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ERIC Number: EJ878197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
Building Franklin's Truly Democratic, Engaged University: Twenty Years of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania
Hartley, Matthew; Harkavy, Ira; Benson, Lee
Metropolitan Universities, v17 n3 p23-37 2006
Benjamin Franklin founded the University of Pennsylvania as a secular institution with the pragmatic aim of instilling in its students the inclination and ability to serve humankind in both the civic and mercantile realms. On this, the three hundredth anniversary of his birth (1706-2006), Franklin's ideal of a democratic, engaged university has finally begun to bear fruit. This article reflects on twenty years of experience and describes the University of Pennsylvania's progress toward and challenges to achieving Franklin's dream.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania