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Bell, John Frederick – History of Education Quarterly, 2017
The college accreditation movement that arose at the turn of the twentieth century had an important antecedent in the Society for the Promotion of Collegiate and Theological Education at the West. Founded in 1843, this nondenominational philanthropy aspired to direct the development of higher education by dispersing eastern funds to Protestant…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support
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Dunn, Joe P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
Inspired by Manifest Destiny and lured by prospects of economic gain, Eastern entrepreneurs migrated to the Western frontier in the mid nineteenth century. As they pursued wealth through railroads, mining, land speculation, and other endeavors, many succeeded and had their names recorded in the pages of the history of the region; others passed…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, United States History, War, Church Related Colleges
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Lee, Michael – History of Education Quarterly, 2008
In the 1890s, the Board of Trustees of the not-yet-built University of Chicago had just elected Rainey Harper to be its first president, and later, he would formally accept the position. Harper left a secure position at Yale University to accept the presidency of a university that was nothing more than an idea, a board of trustees, and the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Christianity, Trustees
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Naylor, Natalie A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1977
Describes the theological seminary as the first graduate professional school to be successfully established in America. In addition to training ministers, the seminary provided advanced education for men who became professors and presidents of liberal arts colleges. The seminary was the functional equivalent of the university in ante-bellum…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Role, Educational History, Graduate Study
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Potts, David B. – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Colleges, Educational History, Religious Education
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Schlafly, Daniel L., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Examines the use of the "Ratio atque Institutio Studiorum Societatis Iesu" (a set of comprehensive rules and regulations for Jesuit colleges) among the Jesuit colleges of St. Petersburg (Russia). Although suppressed by Pope Clement XIV, the Jesuit colleges flourished in Russia. Discusses the relationship of the "Ratio" to this…
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Church Related Colleges
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Nybakken, Elizabeth – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Argues that many of the colonial religious and political leaders received their advanced schooling in small academies created and run by schoolmasters trained in Ireland and Scotland. Traces the dissemination of Scots-Irish Enlightenment ideas from these academies through their counterparts in colonial America. (MJP)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Colonial History (United States), Educational Environment, Educational History
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Kling, David W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1997
Documents and analyzes the emergence of an informal training network that grew out of the Great Awakening religious revival in colonial America. Dissatisfied with traditional instruction in divinity schools, many evangelical clergyman used their apprenticeships as an opportunity to study with ministers more sympathetic to their religious…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Church Related Colleges, Clergy, Colonial History (United States)
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Hohner, Robert A. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Discusses the conflict in the early part of the 20th century between church-related colleges in the South and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Focuses on the Methodist affiliated Randolph-Macon Woman's College as an example of this conflict. (RKM)
Descriptors: Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Educational History, Higher Education
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Langdon, John W. – History of Education Quarterly, 1978
Compares career preferences of graduates of the two most prestigious Jesuit schools in nineteenth-century France. Graduates of one, which catered to the upper class, generally followed familial vocations such as law. Graduates of the other, upwardly-mobile members of the middle class, generally chose public service careers in the armed forces.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Church Related Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education