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Kimball, Bruce A.; Johnson, Benjamin Ashby – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
Rather than banking enormous gifts, Harvard University built its wealth by adhering to a coherent strategy that gradually became the common sense--the prevailing ideology--of how to build and maintain the wealth of private universities. President Charles W. Eliot formulated this "free money" strategy over the course of his administration from 1869…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Ideology, Private Colleges, Universities
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Kimball, Bruce A. – History of Education Quarterly, 2006
Case method teaching was first introduced into American higher education in 1870 by Christopher C. Langdell (1826-1906) of Harvard Law School (HLS), where it became closely associated with a complex of academic meritocratic reforms. "Mr. Langdell's method" became, in fact, emblematic, "creating and embodying cultural values and…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Legal Education (Professions), Higher Education, Law Schools
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Kimball, Bruce A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Examines the content of THE SEVEN LIBERAL ARTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES (Wagner, 1983); FROM HUMANISM TO THE HUMANITIES (Grafton & Jardine, 1986); and CLASSICA AMERICANA: THE GREEK AND ROMAN HERITAGE IN THE UNITED STATES (Reinhold, 1984) to illustrate how the historiography of liberal education links debate about the undergraduate curriculum. (GEA)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, General Education, Higher Education