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ERIC Number: ED547430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 201
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2674-4532-2
The History of the Rhodes State College Dental Hygiene Program
Bowers, Denise E.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Toledo
The historiography of the Rhodes State College Dental Hygiene Program (Program) presents a historical journey of health care, as it relates to oral health, in the United States, in Ohio, and in Lima. This study bridges the gap between the history of higher education and the history of an academic program, dental hygiene. Prior to this study, there was a lack of research on the connectivity between the history of higher education and the history of academic programs. John Thelin's theoretical framework of horizontal histories informed this study. Seven historical leaders instrumental to the Program's existence were selected to participate in this historiography. Each leader was asked a series of 16 questions in a face-to-face interview about their perspectives of the events, issues, and challenges that surfaced during the historical journey of the Program's inception and development. The story presents a detailed account of the journey from 1971 when initial discussion of developing a dental hygiene program in Lima ensued to 2012. [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: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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