- 838 pages
- The History of Federal and State Aid to Higher Education in the United States
- Frank W Blackmar
- 06 June 2017 Frank W Blackmar
Excerpt From The History Of Federal And State Aid To Higher Education In The United StatesOne Of The Chief Difficulties Encountered In Writing The Following Monograph, Has Been To Determine What Schools Should Be Classified As Institutions Of Higher Education When Treated Historically Higher Education Is Quite Relative In Its Nature There Is No Line That Can Be Drawn Separating Into Groups Schools Of The Same Grade Of Work The Names Of Institutions Are Misleading An Old Time Academy Might Have Been Equal In Curriculum And Instruction To A Modern College, And On The Other Hand A Modern High School May Be Equivalent To An Old Time College There Has Always Been A Tendency For An Institution, When First Founded, To Take Upon Itself A Great Name With The Hope Of Soon Becoming Greater Than Its Name All Classification Is At Best Merely Relative Under Such Circumstances There Is Only One Alternative To Classify Institutions Appearing Under The Names Of College And Uni Versity As Schools Of Superior Instruction.On The Other Hand, Many Normal Schools Have Courses Of Instruction Ranging Into The Classics And Higher English Branches But As These Schools Are Professional, Being Devoted To The Preparation Of Teachers In The Primary And Secondary Schools, They Are Naturally Excluded From The Classification Under Higher Education They Should Be Treated By Themselves, And It Would Be Exceedingly Interesting To Trace The History Of Normal Education In The United States.The Question Of Determining The Position Of Pure Agricultural And Technical Schools, Where The Chief Work Has Been Directed To Manual Training Rather Than To Theoretical Knowledge, Is Not Easily Settled In This Monograph The Agricultural And Mechanical Colleges Have Been In Cluded, As Upon The Whole The Best Solution Of The Question.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.