Short Papers on American Liberal Education by Andrew Fleming WestShort Papers on American Liberal Education by Andrew Fleming West

Short Papers on American Liberal Education

byAndrew Fleming West

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... VI THE AMERICAN" COLLEGE1 ITS PLACE AND IMPORTANCE The American college has no exact counterpart in the educational system of any other country. The elements which compose it are derived, it is true, from European systems, and in particular from Great Britain. But the form under which these elements have been finally compounded is a form suggested and almost compelled by the needs of our national life. Of course it is far from true to say that American colleges have been uninfluenced in their organization by European tradition. On the contrary, the primary form of organization found in our earliest colleges, such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, is inherited from the collegiate life of the University of Cambridge. But it was subjected to modification at the very beginning, in order to adapt the infant college to its community, and progressively modified from time to time in order to keep in close sympathy 1A paper published for the Educational Exhibit of the United States at the International Exhibition in Paris, 1900, and the Universal Exposition in St. Louis, 1904. with the civil, ecclesiastical, and social character of the growing American nation. The outcome of all this has been an institution which, while deriving by inheritance the elements of its composition, and in some sense its form, has managed to develop for itself a form of organization which notably differs from the old-world schools. Moreover the college, as might be expected from the foregoing considerations, occupies the place of central importance in the historic outworking of American higher education, and remains to-day the one repository and shelter of liberal education as distinguished from technical or commercial training, the only available foundation for the erection of universities...
Title:Short Papers on American Liberal EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217048307

ISBN - 13:9780217048309