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Loss, Christopher P. – Princeton University Press, 2011
This book tracks the dramatic outcomes of the federal government's growing involvement in higher education between World War I and the 1970s, and the conservative backlash against that involvement from the 1980s onward. Using cutting-edge analysis, Christopher Loss recovers higher education's central importance to the larger social and political…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, United States History, Educational History
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Wilmer, Elizabeth – Inquiry, 2008
The needs of students who enter college underprepared transcend academic preparation. These students require an array of student services that will support them in their quest to achieve the academic and personal skills necessary for college-level coursework and academic success. The model the author proposes in this article is not unique, but it…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, College Preparation
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
About 16 percent of veterans use the GI Bill to attend private institutions, roughly the same proportion as students generally. But at the most highly selective colleges, veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill barely fill a single classroom--38 at Penn, 22 at Cornell, and at Princeton, just one. The sparse numbers do not go unnoticed, veterans say.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Veterans, War
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McMurray, Andrew J. – Internet and Higher Education, 2007
Recent developments in areas of online education and the modernization of the GI Bill of Rights in the form of the Montgomery GI Bill have served to enact an unparalleled era in the history of higher education. Now, more than ever, servicemen and servicewomen have both the financial resources and the technological resources to pursue higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, College Students, Educational History
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McCardle, Todd – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2017
Examining both the GI Bill and the origins of desegregation of traditionally segregated institutions of higher learning in the South, this historical essay argues that these 2 separate historic markers should not be considered independently. Indeed, to understand the full scope of the GI Bill, we must consider the limited options that Black…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, African Americans, Access to Education
Hartle, Terry W. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2009
In its first hundred days, the Obama administration demonstrated a strong commitment to expanding access to higher education. The economic stimulus package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), increased funding for the Pell Grant program and over the next two years, the maximum award will grow to $5,550 in 2010-2011--the…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, College Bound Students, Low Income Groups, Graduation Rate
Greenberg, Milton – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In June, Congress enacted the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, commonly called the GI Bill of Rights for the 21st Century. Supporters claim that it does for current veterans what was done for those who served in World War II. The expansion of educational benefits to veterans should be applauded. Any attempt to equate the economic and…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Veterans, Access to Education
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Schejbal, David; Wilson, David – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2008
Higher education--and continuing education as one arm of that enterprise--is not just an economic engine; it contributes directly and in a multifaceted fashion to the common good. It generates and makes accessible a great deal of the knowledge that drives the economy; it helps develop an understanding of the society and the world for millions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Continuing Education, Value Judgment, Private Education
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Bennett, Michael J. – Educational Record, 1994
The original World War II GI Bill fully subsidized education or job training for 7.8 million veterans, making college a realistic expectation rather than an impossible dream, and enabled millions to move to and develop the suburbs. This caused a true social revolution and fueled the longest economic boom in history. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Economic Progress, Educational History
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Kim, Dongbin; Rury, John L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
The 1947 President's Commission on Higher Education, popularly known as the Truman Commission, offered a remarkable vision, one of an expansive, inclusive and diverse system of postsecondary education in the United States. It appeared just as hundreds of thousands of former GIs poured onto the nation's campuses, taking advantage of a little…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Access to Education, Federal Government
Bennett, Michael J. – 1996
This history of the GI Bill of Rights, enacted in 1944, describes how its provisions affected 16 million veterans. The legislative history of the Bill reflects how support and criticism grew from the various political views in Congress and the nation during and immediately after World War II. Through the GI Bill, 7.8 million veterans received…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, American Dream, Change Agents, Educational Change
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Clark, Daniel A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1998
Examines how the World War II veterans' influx into higher education changed the perception of that institution in the minds of the public and its portrayal in popular media. Previously characterized as an upper-crust indulgence, college became an acceptable symbol of social mobility. Includes reproductions of magazine advertisements. (MJP)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Students, Cultural Influences, Educational Attitudes
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Ginzberg, Eli – Academic Medicine, 1999
World War II brought a significant rise in the number of medical specialists because they were in great demand for treating battle casualties for returning veterans, and many recently discharged medical officers took advantage of the G.I. Bill to train in specialty and subspecialty medicine. A participant chronicles this process. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Armed Forces, Educational History, Federal Aid
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Andrews, Donald S. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1984
College football became a popular spectator sport after World War II with the return of veterans to college. Financial help was provided by the G. I. Bill, which led to older, more experienced students playing football. This article explores how the G. I. Bill helped make college football the popular sport it is today. (DF)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Athletic Coaches, College Students, Football
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Kerr, Clark – Educational Record, 1994
The three great federal policy initiatives concerning higher education, the land-grant movement of the 1860s, the World War II-era decision to rely on universities for basic and applied research, and the GI Bill of 1944, have affected development of the American system of higher education more than any others. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational History
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